Has anyone noticed the influx of infomercials now on stations that not too long ago would never have seen themselves in a position to have to consider this type of programming ? Stations today are so strapped for cash to keep the signal from dying that almost any revenue source is on the table. For local news it's all hands on deck albeit fewer hands than are needed and the future is bleak. Stories deemed newsworthy for local stations today not only have to pass the how important is this to the community tests, but do I have a shooter or reporter to even cover it.
Today's Body Count Journalism is a diet force fed to all of us over the airwaves in between the hawking of the "Sham Wow," and the "Slap Chop." infomercials..