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Saturday, October 08, 2011

CSW Commentary: Latest News Media Overkill- The Lisa Irwin Disappearance

Leading off every local newscast since Tuesday is the disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin from her KC-MO Northland home.

Although the alleged abduction/kidnapping occurred more than 4 days ago and there have been no new developments in the Lisa Irwin case- one local tv station devoted nearly 6 minutes to the story on their Saturday night 10 o'clock newscast- completely overlooking fatality car and ATV crashes and other local news that occurred today.

Another one of the nice things about Internet news sites (like this one) is that you can completely ignore the story until a significant new development arises and you can actually read about the OTHER news that occurred.


Anonymous said...

I have no idea where local newscast directors are when it comes time to lay out the news.

Yes the Lisa Irwin story is on everyones mind each broadcast should not be a rehash of everything that has happened since day one. A lead off with no new developments on the case and after 30 seconds move on to other developing and current news stories.

Groucho K. Marx said...

They are the news "producers" who decide for all of us what we want to see.

I like YOUR methodology SD...

You can be a news producer! Heh...