My Dad watches the news on NBC. He would watch it from 4:00 PM through 7:30 when Brian Williams ends his national version. Since I live with Dad I end up watching waaaaay more than I would like.
Here’s a thing I’ve noticed in the last few days – the funny videos and stories I saw/read two days ago on blogs and websites are just being aired and presented as “new!” Tonight it was the guy who took a photo of the thief who stole his bag. Every single news hour ran almost exactly the same story, the local stations and the national ones. I realized that I long ago stopped looking forward to the “silly video” section of the newscast because I long ago got my fill of awesome stupid videos on the internet. I get more, better and sillier videos on the internet.
I still think the local news casts are useful, but the national ones are totally useless. They can’t even deliver fresh lols.