Local TV news: Not just crappy, also in violation of FCC regs


7 Responses to “Local TV news: Not just crappy, also in violation of FCC regs”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I completely agree. It is a running joke between my friends and I about how ridiculous the local news is here in L.A. Celebrity gossip and funny animal videos seem to be the biggest news items every day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Which FCC regulations is this in violation of? The only programming broadcast stations are required to carry are 3 hours of childrens television per week, and that comes from a specific Congressional requirement. The notion of public interest standards is a myth.

    See here for the basic introduction to the topic: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/decdoc/public_and_broadcasting.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    Whew. Thank god for the FCC then, huh?

  4. ab3a says:

    To get a news story in any depth, I’ll usually go online to get details from numerous sources. I have stopped looking at television news for anything useful except perhaps headline coverage of one or two very significant news stories a year.

    Local TV news has always been a wasteland of watered down, over simplified ignorance. It’s not worth anyone’s time to watch.

    People would be better served if they put on SpongeBob Squarepants instead.

  5. IronEdithKidd says:

    LA just needs more entertaining government. There’s no shortage of local government coverage on Detroit TV stations. Between Kwame’s continued antics, singing city council members, and the state takeover of the school district, we’re lucky they still save a little time for the weather report.

  6. Anonymous says:

    they can’t talk about anything serious – that would be encouraging TV watchers to think.

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