Thursday, October 16, 2014

24 Hours News Cycle

My Dad & I are watching live footage of the most boring "news" that they're transporting one of the Ebola patients from the hospital in Dallas to Love Field to fly her to a facility in Ohio. 

When did watching an ambulance with police car escort become such a news worth event that it requires live coverage interrupting regular programing?? My Dad & I have a running commentary on the coverage but I just don't think I can do the humor justice in writing.

At one point the news anchor reports that "they have now turned left"... well thank you. I am so relieved to know that the left turn was made without interruption in the intersection...

A field reporter at the air field waiting for the transport to arrive is patched in as we watch the transport progress through the city. Field Reporter reports that "there isn't much going on here" well duh... because they aren't to the airport yet! You're sitting there watching a jet on a runway!

In many ways the 24 hour news cycle is great but this is just one instance of many that I feel like I'm stuck in the never-ending awful Anchorman 2. So little of our news coverage is actual news anymore. I think I honestly miss the days of evening news and reading a daily newspaper. 


1 comment:

  1. This is great! The best live coverage that I have seen in a while was the burning of the house that was falling into the lake. Now that was entertaining, mainly because of fire, but entertaining never-the-less.


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