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9News' Drew Soicher Posterizes Carmelo Anthony

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Haters of 9News sportscaster Drew Soicher (of which I'm not one) often characterize him as little more than a jokester whose pranks and gimmicks detract from the information he's being paid to dispense. However, his acerbic wit often enhances rather than detracts from his presentation, as viewers saw clearly during the outlet's 5 p.m. newscast on April 15, when he reported about Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony's arrest early the day before on suspicion of DUI.

Rather than simply running video of Anthony's mea culpa press conference, Soicher created a montage of all the apologies the baller's had to deliver since becoming a Nug. (He elaborates on the various incidents for which Anthony has expressed regret in "Very Sorry Story," an essay posted on the station's website.) The effect was funny, certainly, but it was also pointed -- an eminently fair shot at the sort of hometown hero who typically gets a pass in these parts.

When Soicher's at his best, the laughs he generates can leave a mark. -- Michael Roberts

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