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November 15, 2004

Local News is for Sadists

I haven't been watching local news for a while - must a long while - tuned to KomoTV News at about 11:10 pm tonight. Oh my god: toddlers starve and die in an abandoned apartment, armed robbers hold up 7-11 with a shotgun, killer from 1970's home robbery escapes half-way house, and then I tuned out before they could cover the 17 year old girl who survived 10 days in a crashed car.

If I was from outer space, I'd think a culture that tuned in to this crap was truly sick.

It should be illegal for companies to give people such a skewed sense of what's happening in their communities. How about covering issues that are really important to our community?

Posted by Jeff on November 15, 2004 at 11:29 PM in Washington Culture | Permalink

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If it bleeds it leads!

Posted by: J.C. | Nov 17, 2004 11:09:30 PM

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