KHOG: Nothing wrong with our priorities . . . | Street Jazz

Friday, August 15, 2008

KHOG: Nothing wrong with our priorities . . .

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 12:37 AM

KFSM (Ch. 5) and KNWA (Channel 24) put in extra time covering the murder of Arkansas State Democratic Party Chair Bill Gwatney this week, and today led off their newscast - as they did yesterday - with updates.

KHOG (Channel 29) went in a different direction today. For the 5pm newscast, the murder update wasn’t mentioned until several minutes after the hour - under their regular “Crime Beat” segment  - along with bank robberies, etc.

This was after “Consumer Beat.”

Consumer Beat? Consumer Beat?

At the 6pm newscast, the murder update - still under the “Crime Beat” segment - was second, right after an all-important news feature on:

Dangerous intersections in Bentonville.

Is this a bad joke, or what?

These things don’t fall fall from the ceiling on to the news desk. Someone exercised what passed for editorial judgement at Channel 29, by deciding that the murder of a prominent Democratic official wasn’t nearly as important as a story about intersections, or the ever-vital “Consumer Beat.”

Now, that’s a bad joke.

Quote of the Day

>"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things  out...without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable." - H.L. Mencken



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