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Honest to Godfrey Daniel, people, sometimes I think I'd have more respect for them if they'd just say "Hey - we got nothin' tonight ... why don'tch'a watch a Seinfeld re-run or somethin'?" Last night, the CBS affiliate in the Big Apple treated its 11 PM news viewers to 5 minutes on "the dangerous bacteria lurking in your office coffee cup!" SERIOUSLY??!! THAT's the best you've got??
I mean, I've come to understand that the corporate masters of the news media don't want them to tell us too much about what's REALLY going on. I get it that snowstorms have become BIG NEWS because they are non-controversial, and they are one of few opportunities you guys get nowadays to really flex your journalistic muscles, and bring all those wonderful reporting resources to bear. But if you guys really believe that the best message you can give the public these days is "you REALLY oughta scrape that disgusting ring outta the bottom of your coffee-cup before pouring new coffee in", maybe you all oughta just hang up your cleats & go home!