05 February 2008

Local news

Tonight, for the first time since October, we watched local news as we wait for election returns. I had forgotten about how utterly stupid local news can be. We have a station in the Quad Cities that has a "LIVE. LOCAL. LATE-BREAKING" tag. That's supposed to be a good thing, but this station does the most ridiculous live reports ever. Tonight, at 10 p.m., they had a woman, bundled up in her parka standing on a city street with sleet pouring down around her. She was reporting on the lack of salt for city streets. And to illustrate the subject, she poured some ice-melt out of a cut off milk jug saying it was "the only salt the street see" in the next few hours.
Why in the world did this poor reporter need to be outside? Is live news really that necessary?
I think not.


more cows than people said...

just sent you an e-mail.

turn on n.p.r.- much better.

musicmommy3 said...

LOL She doesn't care. She's getting paid big bucks to "prove her point".