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
4/8/2005

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
4/8/2005

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
4/8/2005

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

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