August 20, 2013

TV duh

Isn't it embarrassing to watch the attempts of TV news to incorporate the internet in broadcasts? They invariably sound like they've never even encountered the internet.

For instance, one local news show in NY has a segment called "The Trend". Trendy, huh? The guy who does the segment says things like, "So, what's trending on 'The Trend' today?" And then he shows us stuff we saw last week. Duh.

I was particularly horrified by a clueless segment on the news yesterday. It was about crowdsourcing, which the female broadcaster kept referring to as "crowdsurfing". Duh.

Seriously, if they don't know what the internet is and have never used it, they shouldn't try to talk about it. They look like fools.

1 comment:

Artichoke Annie said...

I guess local news is pretty bad no matter the locale.

Here in loverly St. Louis we have a "Fun Facts" segment on the Noon News. What they don't realize is that it is directly connected to my off button.