Video reasons why local news is such a running gag with viewers.
Today I had a brief reminiscing with some fellow engineers about having to deal with the local news crews at former jobs and told a few tales of the regular stampede of useless, re-hashed content, multiple yet pointless liveshots and how they were more funny than informative.
I believe that local news bloopers are one of the big reasons why YouTube has become so popular. So much of what they do is fit only for passive, hilarious examples of short-term amusement.
I have collected a few so you can see for yourself: