Sunday Late Night: Is Your Eyewitless News Enamored of Social Media?
For myself, I get very tired of Brian Williams or MSNBC hosts who say, “Find more about this story on our website!” and also expect me to stay tuned in to their blog throughout the day. Here’s a clue to better time management: Cut down on the teasers about the follow-on segments, and just tell me the entire story while you have the time and my attention.
And don’t be tweeting with Vinnie in his basement when you’re supposed to be reporting the news, please. Local news stations, in particular, seem much too enamored of having their ‘on-air personalities’ spending time with me on the Facebook and the Twitter. Hey, local weatherman — I don’t need you to be multi-platform, if you’re doing comprehensive work on your regularly scheduled platform.
So I was quite taken with this YouTube parody and, while watching the Golden Globes, thought I’d share it with all of you (h/t Bev!). If you would like to use this thread to rant about your local newscasters’ time-wasting appeals to ‘see you on Facebook!’ or MSNBC hosts’ constant @Lawrenceing you, or how Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow managed to not direct award-nominated films without any directorial direction at all, or tell us about your frustration with the outcome of the French revolution, the Iranian revolution, or the Occupy revolution, please feel free….