Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tennessee wildfire coverage

MSM has recently attempted to distract from its own sad state by harping about "fake news." There was real news in Eastern Tennessee last night and continuing on into this morning. Where were the alleged MSM, specifically the cable news outfits?

BTW, social media provided excellent platforms for live Tennessee wildfire fire coverage.

Live streams from local Knoxville TV also provided some excellent coverage of the situations in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and surrounding areas. And yet, best I can tell, national cable news nets chose to stick with political based programming last night and overnight.

To be fair, I didn't bother to check out MSM cable nets last night, so my assessment of their non-performance is based on critiques on social media.  I have limited access to cable news on the mountain and, besides, I found streaming coverage from the Knoxville stations to be be outstanding..

Something to be said for getting your news from people who actually know the region.

How many network news anchors based NYC have ever even been to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge?

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