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Kudos to Tom Klimcheck for his insightful article “Local TV News, RIP: It Used to Keep Us Informed; Now It’s Not Even Entertaining” (Jan. 31 Perspectives).

We feel the same and laugh at the trivial and repetitive “stories” of the broadcast news culture tripping over their self-aggrandizement as they cash their prescription drug and auto advertising money. Most of the repetitive content is insulting with its daily “story” distractions as well as carrying a racist tone in its crime coverage.

There is little professionalism or journalism exhibited and all who contribute are complicit in this daily buffoonery, which is a distraction from issues that matter in our daily lives. 

The broadcast news industry and its on-air actors look and behave in an elitist and monopolistic manner, continuing to treat the public as children and keeping them ignorant and benign.

Where is the 21st-century Bill Burns, Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid and company?



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