It's one thing when the crusty old Media Maven throws rocks at local media, but it's quite another when regular viewers take the trouble to whine and complain.
From a friend's Facebook page:
Local media, especially TV, no longer holds a crown of credibility.
In the quest for higher profits, lower operating expenses and more profit for ownership/stockholders, many once-proud journalistic operations have been reduced to cut-and-paste stenographic services. Most local TV news is an endless stream of press release rewrites and worthless feature stories provided by out-of-market sources.
When regular viewers/users of media notice and feel the effects of cheap-skate operators, it's only a matter of time before advertisers will start to notice.