The news media here in SoCal are going overboard with the manhunt for an ex-cop, ex-military man who’s gone berserk and shot several people, including two cops. While it is an awful story, I think the media is overplaying it. The cops found his abandoned, burnt out truck and seem to be certain he is still in the immediate area. Those poor cops are out hiking in the mountains in a snowstorm, searching door to door. At least that’s what the media would lead us to believe.
For two days this is the only story playing, every hour on one channel or another. Why is this a bigger story than another? Ah the mysterious media makes that call and we’re drug along in its wake. I would think there are plenty of other news stories the media might inform us of, but I would be mistaken. Is it just here? I’m pretty sure not. CNN ruined the news for us by bringing us 24 hour coverage of any of a number tragedies. Now we have to sit through endless hours of no information. 48 hours later and the media doesn’t know one iota more than they did in the first hour. Leaving us with hours of of badly adlibbing news anchors. I hear there’s a big snow storm hitting the East Coast.