October 7, 2003

A Little Quicker Please

I was watching our local news after CSI Miami ended last night, and they led with the Rhonda Miller story. But the story they told was the one from the afternoon. Hours before their report aired, Drudge already had links to stories that indicated her allegations were falling apart.

This is why I don't get my news at 11.

Doesn't anyone at the station look at the latest news before going on the air?

For much more on Rhonda Miller, check out "damnum absque injuria", here and here.

Posted by Ithildin at October 7, 2003 6:55 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Ith,

The short answer is yes, but changing a ten o'clock newscast is like turning the Titanic... it's hard to adjust once you've started moving. That doesn't mean stories don't get axed or shortened, but it's rare for a lead story to change after, say, 7 o'clock at night. And keep in mind, they deal with the lowest common denominator, meaning something that's been on Drudge (or John and Ken, for that matter) for 5 hours is still something most people haven't heard yet.

Posted by: Cam at October 8, 2003 9:09 AM

11 actually, but I get what you're saying :)

I think I'd go nuts if I had to depend on the local news as my main news source. And it's kind of scary that so many people do -- by choice even!

Posted by: Ith at October 8, 2003 9:30 AM