I was in my office when all hell broke out from Trump supporters who invaded the Capitol Building. I did not have access to a television and thus had to rely on finding something on the internet. All I could get was CNN and FOX.
This was a hard news story and one would expect that we would get hard news reporting from reporters. CNN which once was the Cadillac of covering breaking news and the go to news network to watch, was a miserable failure, miserable.
What we got from CNN was hysterical political pundits masquerading as reporting a hard news, historic news. They gushed with indignation over what was happening and like diarrhea coming uncontrollably from their pundit mouths, they used their time on this network for therapy, psychological therapy.
They needed a therapist, not a national news platform.
I also watched FOX. For the most part they reported news without hysteria.
I am watching NBC now at the 7 pm hour and it is approaching 8 PM. They are very professional. Our local stations for ABC and CBS are showing normal programming.
NBC, thus far, has been measured and have been acting like legitimate reporters.
I think the elephant in the room which has been touched a bit by NBC is what to do with an unhinged President who is responsible for what happened today.
We are in dangerous times and we need good reporting, not hysteria from the so-called news media.
Where are Walter Conkright, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, and the numerous other hard news reporters from the past going back to radio and print. We need them now, not what we have.