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Complaint Review: KUTV Channel 2 - Bill Gephardt

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 08, 2006
  • Updated: Sun, January 19, 2014

  • Reported By:West Jordan Utah
KUTV Channel 2 - Bill Gephardt
299 South Main Street, Suite 150 Salt Lake City, Utah U.S.A.
  • Phone: 801-973-3000
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  • Category: Media

KUTV Channel 2 - Bill Gephardt Consumer Advocate My A**-ripoff to viewers Salt Lake City Utah

*Consumer Comment: I too contacted Gephardt for help....

*Consumer Comment: Does this car dealer advertise on this TV station

*Consumer Comment: I would guess that because Mr. Gephardt didn't bail you out of a stupid car deal, he's a Ripoff..

*Consumer Comment: West Jordan Utah,

*Consumer Comment: "KOONI HONDA SONG"...

* : I Respectfully Disagree

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Bill Gephardt is a supposed consumer advocate who broadcasts his stories on KUTV Channel 2 here in Salt Lake City. He has been asked NUMEROUS times to do investigative stories on the local car dealerships and the scams they are pulling on unsuspecting consumers. Mr. Gephardt has even been given material to back up these claims that he could check for himself but yet has not done so. If this man is truly a consumer advocate then he would do stories on these dealerships and be damned the revenue that his station gets from dealership advertising. The RIP-OFF here are the watchers of this guy and KUTV for paying him. Mr. Gephardt is doing his viewers a disservice. Michael West Jordan, Utah
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#1 Consumer Comment

I too contacted Gephardt for help....

AUTHOR: cambria - ()

I contacted Matt Gephardt for assistance, I literally pleaded, begged him through phone messages and emails for his help. When he finally returned my calls it was all but too late, he did however promise to meet me for an interview in an effort help others from not going through what I had. I provided him with a great deal of documentation as he requested since he understandably wasn't sure I was telling the truth. I had been evicted from Windmill Cove apartments over a $40 disagreement, the property management removed most of my belongings, locked me out and when I attempted to retrieve medication for my epilepsy was refused entry and ended up having a siezure in the office. The property manager actually told fire/rescue she believed I had been cooking meth in the apartment, yet this did not stop them from removing practically everything I owned. 

Despite a court order preventing the sale of my posessions, the attorney for property management announced he was going to sell my belongings unless I came up with more then $3000 and signed a document stating I would not sue him or the property management or the individual who removed my property. There is a lot more to the story and I provided all the information to Matt Gephardt, but he couldn't be bothered. I was not allowed due process, my health was seriously impacted, Mr. Gephardt claimed he would meet with me in front of Windmill Cove to do an interview. Despite my providing him with the information he requested, he did not keep his word. 

I do not know how he chooses the stories, had we not spoken or he not asked me for information which I provided, I would not be bothered. While I mean no disrespect to the individual who says he respectfully disagrees, ask Matt to let you read the documents Jaie Cutler sent him, especially the Writ from Kirk Cullimore, the document showing all of the items removed from the apartment I rented. Let me know if you feel that way, I had an attorney who at one point caused me to wonder if he may be in collusion with Mr. Cullimore. Each time I had an opportunity to go before a judge this attorney would cancel the  appearance claiming he would talk with Mr.Cullimore only to state no progress was made. 

Ironically, the day before Mr. Cullimore gave as the deadline for me to give the money and sign over every constitutional right I was supposed to have, this attorney told me he was letting the court know he was withdrawing as my council. Mr Gephardt may been able to help others avoid the likes of Windmill Cove Management and Mr.Cullimore, maybe even help me maintain some of my constitutonal rights, I don't know. I do not believe him to be the hero or the altruist he paints himself to be, I mean no offense, I believed in him and was hopeful when he contacted me. Then I didn't hear from him again. No explanation, nothing. Later I saw a story he did about a couple who were trying to get a $3000 refund, they weren't kicked out of their home, stripped of their constitutional rights, made a purchase for something that didn't turn out to be quite what they expected. Guess Altruits decide what they feel are "just"? 

 

Respectfully, 

 

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Does this car dealer advertise on this TV station

AUTHOR: Auto dealer fraud Investigator - ()

Most TV stations will not do any stories on car dealers that advertise with them. TV stations do not like to expose crazy crap in the auto industry because that's where they get most of their advertising dollars from.  Does this car dealer advertise on this TV station yes or no? 

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#3 Consumer Comment

I would guess that because Mr. Gephardt didn't bail you out of a stupid car deal, he's a Ripoff..

AUTHOR: Ken - ()

 How close did I come to the truth?  IF you TRULY have been illegally treated by a dealer, notify your states dealer licensing commission.  They, also, won't act if it's just because YOU didn't exercise due diligence in making your deal(s).

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#4 Consumer Comment

West Jordan Utah,

AUTHOR: Karl - ()

You can always send your story to networks that are not influenced by the advertisers, like FRONTLINE/WGBH and Democracy Now. I believe that both of their addresses are available at this website. Just type in 555030 and scroll down to the consumer comment that was posted on August 27, 2012 at Ripoff Report #555030.

Good luck to you, and make sure to expose your Ripoff Report all over the web at sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook every day!

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#5 Consumer Comment

"KOONI HONDA SONG"...

AUTHOR: Karl - ()

and "CREDIT APP SONG" are both available at this website. Just type in 1096494 and 1089665 and they appears in the consumer comments sections at Ripoff Report #1096494 and Ripoff Report #1096494.

WELCOME TO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IN AMERICA- WE TRY OUR BEST NOT TO EXPOSE THE COMPANIES WHO ADVERTISE WITH US BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ULTIMATELY KEEP US IN BUSINESS

 

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I Respectfully Disagree

AUTHOR: Get Gephardt - (USA)

My name is Matt. I work as a producer for Bill Gephardt. 


We receive about 1000 requests for stories a week and of those we try and select the ones that will most often benefit viewers. Our record will show that, over time, we have reported on car dealerships and other sponsors when the story has warranted we do so. Financial obligations are dealt with by the sales department who act independently of Get Gephardt. 


9 times out of 10, if a story is passed on, it is because we cannot simply take the customers word and evidence will not back up the claim. This is especially true with car dealership stories as often people think there are rules in place to protect them when there are no such rules (IE: 3 day returns, or lemon laws on used cars, or a rate that one assumes is fixed but in fact is not).



If Michael in West Jordan in fact has a story that he believes is newsworthy and has the evidence to back it up, I suggest he contact us again. MGephardt@kutv2.com will reach me directly.
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