We're back to our usual format, where we compare our local news broadcasts to those of the networks.
Local News' Top Stories
- Police Officer's car crash still being investigated after a 2nd incident.
- Breaking Story (7-8 AM broadcasts): Gun shots fired just before midnight in Spanaway kills 2. Investigation continues.
- Another bridge over 520? It's being considered as a means of easing congestion.
- Update on the Alaska Way Viaduct, which was damaged by the earthquake.
- Story involving the Covington Burger King
Network news' top stories
- Hundreds injured and two dozen killed as a wedding celebration in Israel turns deadly! As a large group of people were dancing during the reception, the floor suddenly gave way directly below them, plunging them 3 stories down to the ground!
Amature video captured the whole scene--which we must say is absolutely shocking, tragic, and very tough to watch!!!--It shows people dancing one minute and having a good time, then suddenly falling through the floor without any warning the next!
Preliminary cause: structural defect!
- Fallout and reactions over Vermont Senator James Jeffords' defection to the Independent Party continues.
- Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan had both words of optimism and pessimism over interest rate cuts: economy won't react immediately, and we may see even more cuts in the near future.
- 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks China
- Cyclone threatens India
- More violence in the Middle East
- China agrees to the US dismantelling of the EP-3 spy plane, although with some conditions attached.
With regards to the day's biggest story, the building collapse in Israel, we ask you:
Is it because it's not important? Or no local connection? The heck with local connections!! A story this tragic demands coverage, and is more important than anything happening around locally! Our local news treats the public like we're stupid and live in a box.
- How do you explan our local morning broadcasts missing this story entirely?
- And how do you explain our local stations not even mentioning it until 15 minutes into their 5 PM broadcasts? And after stories which are relatively minor by comparison?
Fact is, the Northwest is not the most important region of the world, and every little event that occurs here is not worth coverage.
A real tragedy, which was captured on tape and watched all over the world should come first!!
Tell our local stations to grow-up!!! and cover stories of true importance first! Let them know that we're not as dumb as they believe!
Until then, they'll continue to miss major events like this!
And look at yesterday's coverage of Jeffords' defection. What was our local news commentary focused on: How it affects us?
The answer is simple: The same as the rest of the country.
To equate a shift in the US Senate as having an impact on the Northwest is ludicrious! Changes in Congress affect the entire nation!
Now you tell us: Why can't the local media see it?