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With so much REAL news to report (good or bad) I am irritated to the point of not watching or listening to ANY of it because so much time is spent locally and nationally with the socalled newscasters bantering among themselves, discussing their children, their travel, their weather. WHO CARES? This is not a coffee klatch or a bar-- this is a newscast. I don't want to know how the children of the newscaster are doing in school, or how much snow was at his house or how long she waited in line the last time SHE flew. I want to know what is going on in the world and in Oregon and in Portland. These so called newscasts are much more "entertainment" than news. And this does not even cover the fact that very little content is in this news. Furthermore, the news is riddled with grammatical errors that only serve to reinforce the notion that people can express themselves poorly, NOT get their points across and still be considered to be providing content when, in fact, much of what is broadcast is "content-free". By contrast, for instance, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, covers the high points of news stories, takes a few salient points to discuss, yes DISCUSS in depth and manage to cover quite a bit because they don't ask each other about their colds, their travels, their matching ties or their children.
Laura Krioukov, Portland
posted 4 years, 2 months ago
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