Winking is outdated, right?

ZBM has this guy named Cooper Stevenson doing reporting and anchor duties for them now. I’ll give him a break because he’s new to the job and will allow for him to get more comfortable reading from the teleprompter (when people can easily tell you’re reading the teleprompter, that’s when you need more practice).

However, please cease and desist with the on-stage winking. He may be trying to channel the spirit of fellow so-obvious-it’s-creepy fellow winker (and former TV personality) Nick Jones, but it comes across as so forced and artificial. Find another signature tagline, please.

Besides, didn’t winking die out as something cool sometime in the early 90s?

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