KRON's Stanley Roberts Sticks His Dick in a Beehive Again

Following Tuesday's controversial report on cyclists running stop signs on the Wiggle, KRON's “sleeping bear” Stanley Roberts returned to the scene of the shoddy journalism to instigate cyclists once again.  And, adorably, Stanley was somewhat surprised by reaction he got from the crowd.

Apparently, he wasn't all to pleased with the LASHING he got on Twitter and Uptown, so he went back to the Wiggle to get bent out of shape all over again.

Exhibit A.

After complaining about being labeled anti-bike (he is) and taking issue with people telling him to start picking on cars, he brushed off his detractors by saying, “What is this, the fifth grade? Why is everyone pick-in' on meee?

Now Stanley is showing the middle finger meanies who's boss with a renewed war on bikers: no more headphones or ear buds because they're unsafe (or maybe not)—“end of discussion.”  And this sleeping bear, woken up by the pokes of Wiggle riders behaving badly, is putting these hardened criminals on notice:

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His small penis is scared of bikes hence his inferiority complex. Also he works for KRON which is a sad shell of its former self

So, bicyclists are immune from criticism? I think not.

Now that is one glorious headline right there. A+.

please keep ticketing them.. k thanx..

A driver with the windows rolled up is way more dangerous than a cyclist with ear buds. I’m not saying ear buds are a great idea, but if we’re going to talk about unsafe streets let’s talk about the thing that actually make them unsafe.

I want to know who put the green runway strips in the wiggle, was that city sponsored?

It pisses me off to no end that this is what TV and law enforcement is focusing on.

Hey sleeping bear, why don’t you go take a walk on market or 6th after 9pm and then try to tell me with a straight face that bikers are a real problem in this city.

Noooo I knew it! That’s me at 0:25! Worst part is that I actually did stop at the sign because I saw him filming and had just seen the previous video!

OK, cyclists: time to roll up your sleeves and take some action. We need to put a proposal on the ballot which makes a Stop sign the same as a Yield sign for bicyclists (Montana, of all places, has such a rule). Problem solved. We just need ~7000 signatures to codify this.

I ride my bike sometimes, and if I were to have to stop at every Stop sign, I’d rather just take the car.

fuck this fat nerd. Probably was a hall monitor in junior high & calls the cops when his neighbors throw a party.

What I find fascinating is that his employer, KRON 4, allows him - nay pays him to indulge a personal grievance. “Game on”? “Welcome to the world of People Behaving Badly”? This is not journalism, this is a grudge against people who said things about him that he didn’t like. He chides his detractors with “What is this fifth grade?” When in fact, he’s just picking on people on a larger scale. Apparently his “irony bone” is buried beneath those several layers of fat.

He doesn’t need a TV platform…someone get this guy a blog.

Keep in mind, this guy works for KRON. That’s “Last in local ratings” KRON. -A station that can’t afford to keep their weather-girl talent. -A station that makes interns read the traffic report.

Is it any surprise they let a mental patient roam around with a camera trying to antagonize people to drum up viewers? It’s gotta work better than any of their prime-time infomercials, right?

At least now we have something to distract us from the spike in violent crime that they’re not reporting on.

Kevin…maybe Roberts is overdoing this story, yes, but as someone who walks everywhere I go, I can just say I have been nearly run down by bikes speeding on sidewalks and through intersections, more times than cars. Just happened yesterday as the matter of fact…a biker speeding down the sidewalk on 9th street. So, it’s illegal for bikers to ride on sidewalks, ignore stop signs, and wear dual earbuds, but you seem to have a rationalization for the latter two? Are you saying bikers live by a different set of traffic laws than pedestrians and cars? I am glad people bike and walk, rather than drive, but I cannot tell you the number of times bikers enter crosswalks, blocking those who are walking, or more egregiously, speed down sidewalks. Can you really defend either of those or say you think the traffic rules are different for bicyclists just because their vehicles are 30 lbs?

Ok, I’m new to biking in the city. I stop at stoplights and never listen to music while riding. However, the number of drivers who pull out in rot of me, as they are looking directly at me is amazing. Parking in the bike lane forcing me to pull into traffic. If I ride through a stop sign it because I have such a great field of vision on my bike, I know I’m not going to hit anything or anyone. I also have no intention of taking on a car. Bike vs. car.. Bike never wins. This guy got paid to do this story? Go find some serious news. Watching the video I saw people looking into the intersection, paying attention, I saw nothing reckless. What’s this guys next story? Crossing against the light? Not walking between the lines of the crosswalk?

The news is just another show.

I’ve been hit by cyclists twice, albeit at slow speeds because they started to brake, but what I learned to do was look both ways even if a signal says it’s okay. Much the same as when I ride my bike through the wiggle or anywhere.

Stanley’s shows are funny. I don’t see him as a serious threat to cycling in the city. game on. He’s just having a giggle.

I think we have to be careful as cyclists about complaining too much. However, handing out $380 tickets for rolling stop signs is just wrong and counter productive. Where’s that petition …

The guy can’t come up with any new story ideas, so he beats the dead horse.

I agree with other commenters, it’s time to revise the traffic code in SF. IMO the real issue is that many cyclists ride UNPREDICTABLY because there is no consistency in terms of what a cyclist will do at an intersection. Most stop for red lights, some do not. Most at least slow down at stop signs, very few stop, and some blow right through them at full speed. Car/Truck/Bus drivers and pedestrians have no idea how to predict what a cyclist will do, which makes the situation very dangerous for everyone. I commute by bike daily and am one of those nerds who stops at stop signs – drivers usually look at me like I’m crazy.

The only thing this story accomplished was adding fire to the expanding divide between bikers and drivers.

Stanley’s just jealous cause its been 48 years since hes been able to ride a bike.

Wait, what? I thought it was given that bikers were universally annoying douchebags, except to their fellow bikers. Has that changed?

KRON’s Stanley Roberts Sticks His Dick in a Beehive Again”

Except nothing happens. Nothing but a bunch of hipsters high-fiving each other and padding themselves on the back saying “yeah… we showed him”.

I know that many cyclists are upset with Stanley Roberts over these 2 segments, but I’m not. I understand his angst about bicycles. It’s gotta be so very difficult to pedal a bike after loosing your foot to Diabetes.

Look, I’m not calling Stanley Roberts fat… no wait, yes I am. Have you seen that man? He’s HUGE! KRON4 is only keeping him around so George Rask can feel better about himself. that, and to clean up at night after everyone’s gone home. And when I say “clean up” I mean “eat the rest of the donuts in the break room.”

But we can’t blame Stanley Roberts or his obvious weight problem; he’s an emotional eater. And with KRON4’s rating dropping faster than Stanley Roberts running to an all-you-can-eat buffet line, he’s probably polishing off an entire carton of ice cream every night before he goes to sleep in his car.

The terrorists have won.

This is Great!! Love seeing people getting bent out of shade for breaking the law. Children… PLEASE!!! GROW UP.

Haha! U mad bike bros? What a fucking a joke.

I am not sure how asking people to obey the law is considered ridiculous. I don’t have a car or a bike, so I am not really on either side, but I have seen many close calls where bikers have sailed through stop signs and were almost taken out by cars who didn’t see them. When drivers are out at a stop sign, they wait for their turn and go, if a cyclist doesn’t stop there is no way to promise a car won’t miss them coming and then I think we can all agree the results are tragic. The war between cars and cyclists has gotten beyond ridiculous. Both groups seem to refuse to share the road. We all have to get around people, let’s stop pointing fingers and which group is worse and just follow the rules of the road and be courteous to one another.

Equal use of the road comes with equally obeying the laws of the road.

I run through the shit, I got a ticket. I would like to maintain momentum. These people that are running stop signs (in the video) typically are doing it at an empty intersection (yes there are people who don’t look, they need to be more safe). You can see the people looking, every time. I would suggest, yes. If it’s clear go for it. Expect the cars to stop, if you feel like you can make it. Don’t do it when there are cars or cross traffic.

The people that complain the most about cyclists don’t even ride. I want to see this reporter ride for a month straight in the city and see how his opinion changes. Eat your own dog food Stanley Roberts. Don’t tell me how to live, if you don’t ride all the time.

Bikes have different traffic rules than cars, and should have more different rules for them.

Bicycles for example, they are not allowed on 280.

Bikes ought to be allowed to go through stops signs when it is safe and above 15 mph is preemptively not safe.

In order I: Drive, Walk, Muni, Bike.

I’ve seen bikes not stop for obviously pregnant women two times
In the last two days and seen many near misses. These bikers overestimate their
skill and awareness and I don’t see how it’s that much of a hassle
to stop at a well travelled intersection. Lazy entitled
douche peddlers you are.

I’ve almost hit two bicyclists while driving in SF because at a four way intersection they both plowed through a stop signs without stopping. I don’t own a bike, but I have no problem with bikers in the city; however, if you don’t follow traffic laws you can’t complain when i accidently hit you because he pulled into an intersection illegally.

As someone stated before in the thread, cars should respect the road with bikers, which in turn means bikers should follow traffic laws.

stanely roberts’ actions do not reflect those of a person who believes in god. there is so much judgement, laziness and instant gratification it’s disgusting.

Well Stanley has a point to all of you who choose to run red lights. What happens if you ever get struck by a car (and if you survive) you gonna cry how you weren’t doing anything wrong? Stanley has a point, he says he pisses all of you off.

Did laugh at the title of this commentary LoL.

Oh was Googling something else that’s how I found *this* site….

This was aired again 1.2.2014.

It’s the law. Simple. Obey it or get ticketed!

So which is it. Do you want to be A. Treated like pedestrians OR B. Respected like cars?

One or the other.

Cyclists: DO YOU WANT TO BE TREATED AS PEDESTRIANS OR CARS? Make up your mind FUCKERS!!! You MUST obey the law!!! FUCK YOU CYCLISTS THAT DO NOT OBEY DRIVING LAWS, YOU DESERVE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, EVEN ACCIDENTS! I hipe you keep getting tickets as we drivers do!

Wow, you seem angry, dude.

What is wrong with the bicyclist? OBEY THE LAWS PERIOD!!! I ride a bike and I drive a car, but I obey ALL the rules of the road. The bicyclists seem to be pissed but continue to put all drivers on the road in jeopardy. If the bicyclists break the law riding their bikes, how many other laws do they break elsewhere? It seems to me that a person who can’t obey the laws on a bicycle can’t obey the laws period. The laws pertaining to the road are important and should not be laughed off. If the bicyclist can’t wrap their head around this fact then they should be fined!!! I would be weary of the employees that bike to work in SF. I understand not ALL the bicyclists are like this but the majority in the city are rude and unsafe and making everyone else look bad by their behavior. Grow up people!

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