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Do Blondes Make TV News Dumber, Too?



The local TV-focused Web site NewsBlues notes that a YouTube video of WESH-TV's boneheaded report on a study about the effects of blondes on men has gotten more than 10,000 views -- likely a larger audience than the people who watched this nonsense when it first aired on Orlando's NBC station.

This clip is revealing, as my pal Hal Bodecker noted a while ago, because it serves as a compact tally of all the things which are decimating local TV news: awful, non-local factoids masquerading as news; self-absorbed segments passed off as so-called "brite" feature stories; precious newshole occupied by nothing stories because they're easy to pull together and cost nothing to produce.

Watch and see for yourself:

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:42pm]


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