Apparently, there was a power outage at MiAdv today that caused an "evacuation". Nobody hurt, all were given day passes to return, and this is one of the lead stories on my local news?!?
I think I will go vomit. Please excuse me for a moment.
I'm sure if a water main had busted or some cows had gotten out they would have been major headlines as well. ;)
Consider yourself lucky. Here in Los Angeles we get this: the news of the birth of TomKat's baby Suri is the lead story, followed by less important matters like the war in Iraq and the rising price of oil. Oh but who cares about the world when Tom and his latest beard have a happy healthy girl?
^Was that station KTLA, Moosh?
MrScott *** Edited 8/15/2006 12:38:54 AM UTC by MrScott***
I'd bet it was a slow news day and this was the most exciting story they could find to lead with. Remember not only are they telling the news but they're trying to keep viewers from switching the channel. Sometimes leading with something a bit sensational is one way they attempt to accomplish that.
In all likelihood anyone who caught the story came to the same conclusion you did: it no big deal.
FYI, another possibility for leading with the MiA story is that it was the most recent, or "freshest," item. With some stations offering morning, mid-day, evening, and late night newscasts a slow news day can be boring not only to report but to the viewers. If something happens between airings, even if it isn't all that big a deal, it's really the only "new news" they have to offer.
If you want to report the park is closed, don't bother going there, that's one thing. But report it for what it was. To say there was an evacuation makes people think of so many other bad situations. Was there a bomb scare? gas or chemical leak? gunfire? No, the power was out. There's a difference.
I do not live in "no where". I live in West Michigan.Nevermind.
The only time that Western Michigan gets any real attention is during Holland's annual Tulip Festival (and we have a long time to wait until May).
but it's not Metropolis either.
Oh come on, like Metropolis has anything else besides that large statue of Superman in front of the courthouse and the Superman museum across the street... oh wait you were just being facetious and did not actually mean Metropolis, IL? My bad. ;)
Gotta love how a politician in your state was killed and low and behold, your state still voted him in. Where did the losing politician end up that was still alive?
With the Bush administration.
Keep up the good work and remember not to drive in northeast Illinois where you will find yourself in a ditch. :)
Is your state spelled Missouri or Misery? :)
Just messin' with you Swoosh. *** Edited 8/15/2006 9:10:54 AM UTC by Chitown***
I would consider it a non-event, but what else do you report on in that area? It's not a big redneck backwoods region, but it's not Metropolis either.
What is your definition of a "metropolis" Jeff? It's very possible that since the OP lives in Holland that s/he was watching a station out of Grand Rapids. Isn't Grand Rapids the second largest city in Michigan? Anyway, kind of a pointless argument anyway. Lots of reasons they could have led with this story...
Turn it off!
*no offense to county employees. :)
It is still on www.woodtv.com.
I found it an interesting piece, even more interesting were the people who were upset that the park couldn't stay open after the power gets cut to the whole park. Even Disney doesn't have that kind of back-up system.
And Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan, but I wouldn't call it a metropolis.
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