ABC World News Tonight

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  1. onthecoast

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    Has anyone else noticed? ....

    ABC's World News Tonight runs a negative story regarding aviation every night. It's clearly part of the program's format. What do you suppose their agenda is?
     
  2. Ryanb

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    The Humming bird in the cockpit? Yeah the dramatic tones they use don’t help either. Ask the crew and they’ll for sure tell you it was a non-event..
     
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    What was negative tonight? There was a plane crash in Costa Rico, I didn't hear anything negative. Might have missed something too as I usually don't pay a lot of attention. Wife is a news freak.
     
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    There was a report tonight about a 121 flight out of Detroit that had a hummingbird in the cockpit. Their dramatic tones made it sound high emergency.
     
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    It was the Costa Rica crash they profiled.
     
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    That’s what happens when you have 30 minutes of air time and only seven minutes’ worth of “news” that fits your narrative.
     
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    Network news is an oxymoron.

    Cheers
     
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    Typical news hype...you see it on all channels/networks. But if it were a true non-event, I'm sure the crew wouldn't have turned back. Depending on how agitated the bird was in that small space, it could've been a considerable distraction.
     
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    When it comes to mainstream media and aviation stories (or hell anything these days). I consider it mostly over-sensationalized nonsense, pity the poor "journalist" and move on with my life. Not trying to sound like a D !ck, but that is the reality most of the time.
     
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    They be selling beer, cars, insurance, and other TV shows. Gotta hold the attention of their demographic. They be entertaining more than informing.
     
  12. pilotmax

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    People still watch news on TV?!?
     
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    Yes, all the time. As well as two major newspapers. Internet news is for conspiracy theorists and wack jobs.
     
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    Well that's partially correct.
    Internet porn is for wack jobs.....the news just doesn't excite me that much.
     
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    So... what's your definition of "internet news"?

    Does cnn.com, abcnews.com, local newpaper websites qualify as "internet news".

    Or are you talking about the politically aligned "news" sites? Or Facebook?
     
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    It used to be nice to DVR the nightly US broadcast network news (looking past their bias), and then the two of us could watch it over dinner, zooming past the 10 minutes of drug side effects they interject over the second part of that half hour. But then the practice of reporting every lead story as 'breaking', (um, I read about that this morning), with all the others vocally reported as incredulous (the flooding was predicted for days, son), was just too over the top after awhile. We have switched to BBC World News America. Anything reported with a British accent is just so much more even tempered and refined, and there are worldly stories thrown in that I often don't see via the internet aggregate news sources I frequent.

    Plus, I gots me a Mary Poppins thing going on for Laura Trevelyan, don't tell my wife.
     
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    +1 for BBC World News America.

    It's like the Joe Friday of news. Just the facts, ma'am.
     
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    David Muir is a puxxy.