Tuesday, August 10, 2010
NBC Breaking News: Owl Cam
Within the space of 48 hours (Saturday to Monday), Nightly News presented two different "news stories" about a California man who set up an on-line owl cam in a birdhouse to so internet viewers could watch the owls hatch their young. Actually, it wasn't two different stories--Monday's story was virtually identical to Saturday's (with a few edits and some new voice overs thrown in). And Monday's story also added a few extra shots of Pandas and puppies to further pander to the viewers. Great job, Nightly News producers. This is what passes for news on their broadcast. Four minutes and ten seconds about the owl cam. Honestly, the FCC should revoke NBC's license to broadcast news.