Skip to comments.Protest Interrupts Local Broadcasts [NEWSBREAKERS: "WE ARE PUTTING TELEVISON NEWS ON NOTICE.."]
Posted on 01/08/2005 7:29:26 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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What's the name of that substitute player?
After the fact it was obvious. But you had to know the story existed in the first place. And how did they know when to look for a stand-up outside the building?
This is not quite as obvious when you think a little. The possibility that someone inside a local news organization may be helping these guys creeps the local newsies out.
If I were working at a station, I would help them out if everybody there was just awful, but for the most part, I don't think stopping the report itself is good for the conservative cause or the right thing to do since you are essentially interfering in the jobs of people and the public's right to know.
Television stations have:
1) other stations on all the time
2) scanners on all the time
3) police blotter stuff
This is how they find out what goes down. I assume the organization running these pranks has a scanner as well. It would not have been hard to hear on the scanner that the hospital lost power.
However, if they don't have a scanner, I doubt it was well-known news unless it happened the day before.
In that case, they probably got somebody inside helping them.
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