Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays
Several months ago there was a sinkhole on Greenville Blvd. I was watching the C-Dub news at 10 around 10:25 or so. They came back from a commercial, and seriously said, "We have breaking news... there is a sinkhole on a major throughfare in eastern North Carolina... we'll tell you more about it on Eyewitness News 9 at 11."
How can WNCT consider themselves at all to be a trustworthy news source with crap like that? I don't watch your news at 10 with the intention to see you repeat it an hour later! That's why news at 10 exists! If you have breaking news, tell it now... by sheer definition that is what breaking news is (happening NOW). That is what I mean by whoring out of the news product... making it all about how they can sell more than what you're already watching. I'm also tired of logos abound during the news cast (the ReBath logo on the weathercast drives me crazy).
The Mike Weeks WITN was the worst I'd ever seen at whoring out news. They have gotten a lot better under the new guy.
I can only assume, since I wasn't there that night, that they had just gotten in the information - minimal at that - on the sinkhole. That's why they had to push to the 11. If they had all the information about the story and didn't relay it, then you're right, that's just lazy writing.
At any rate, you're entitled to your opinion. And any feedback you can offer is appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to explain the "whoring out" thing even though it wasn't necessary. I was just agreeing with you about WRAL.
Btw, we're probably off topic so if you want to PM me it's cool. Don't want to get the moderators on us for being off topic. Cool?