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?
GENE and LINDA TRUSKY