Honesty in Reporting

Thursday, April 7th, 2005 | You Call This News?

Overheard on tonight’s local newscast:

They ran a story about a truck carrying a load of salsa colliding with a train. The report ended with “We mention it because it’s semi-entertaining.”

Now if only we can get them all to admit that most of what they show isn’t exactly news either.

3 Comments to Honesty in Reporting

Pete Prodoehl

Oh yeah, it was sure entertaining to the families of the people who lost their lives in the collision! I mean, ok, well, what station/channel was it?

czeltic girl

No one was actually hurt, so it’s ok to laugh.

And it was 58. (Or 5, if you’re on my cable system.) CBS at any rate.

Pete Prodoehl

Well, you know, CBS 58 has always had a sort of “low budget/low quality” reporting feel to me…

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