Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Poor News Judgment From ABC

I don't know if the national network is to blame, or merely my local (Washington, D.C. suburbs) affiliate, but: somebody in the ABC News hierarchy has some pretty warped ideas regarding what warrants a special news bulletin. Last night I was watching my DVR recording of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." when suddenly -- in the middle of the scene showing Ward and Malick making nefarious plans in that corporate boardroom -- the recorded transmission was interrupted by an ABC "Special News" bulletin.

I immediately felt a twinge of fear: what sudden news development could be important enough for a network to interrupt a prime-time broadcast? Has there been a terrorist attack on American soil? Did somebody assassinate the president? Maybe North Korea fired missiles at Seoul?

None of that, thankfully; 'twas merely an announcement that analysts projected Ted Cruz to win the Wisconsin primary, followed by a couple minutes' worth of George Stephanopoulos confirming this.


Anonymous Dave said...

The news media only interrupts prime time when they have news that affects our lives. Which is why we get hourly updates on what Kim and Kanye are wearing.

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