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Live from Segueway Ville


I just have to get this said:

I am so tired of the way the local on the street news people here in the Denver area report the news lately.

They use a sanctimonious tone of voice and every sentence ends with a particularly condescending note to it.

But lately, they have also started to do this thing where the voice over says a sentence, and then the person in the video says one sentence, and then the voice over makes another statement, and so on. It just drives me nuts because it's like talking to two people who alternate sentences and neither one of them can provide a full thought. Plus, the news person's words are put together to be clever and provocative to hold our interest and perhaps amuse us.

Example:

News voice over: "Sue went for a bike ride and came back to a big suuuur-priiize."

Homeowner looking at flood damage: "It was a big wood deck and now it's completely gone."

Voice over: "The flood took Sue's deck down the street, but Sue says it will be okaaaaaaaaay."

Homeowner: "I don't have flood insurance but all the neighbors here pull together when something like this happens."

Fortunately the real news that I care about: weather, forest fires, most politics, is handled by anchor people who haven't sunk this far yet.




posted on July 2, 2013 4:33 PM ()

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Seriously??? Terrible.
comment by kristilyn3 on July 10, 2013 10:27 AM ()
I also do not watch local news. Even some of the national stuff annoys me somewhat. For isntance, as much as I like to watch Morning Joe on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough), often those who share the desk indulge in feature-like rhetoric (on a slow big news day, I am guessing) and chuckle their way through the telecast. I envision Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Morrow, vomiting in their graves, and perhaps even Dan Rather turns green. Please, no more chuckles.
comment by tealstar on July 3, 2013 7:20 AM ()
I think the news has been dumbed down to appeal to the Twitter generation. I wonder if they even bother to watch it.
reply by troutbend on July 3, 2013 1:57 PM ()
That kind of dialogue editing/overdubbing would give me fits. Thankfully, my local news stations don't do it...
comment by marta on July 2, 2013 10:27 PM ()
I can't help but wonder if they get complaints about it, or does all of Colorado think it's great. Really, with all the newcomers, this state is just getting goofier every year. Or maybe it's me.
reply by troutbend on July 3, 2013 1:59 PM ()
I don't think they're that fake-folksy here (yet). But I used to hate the way news reporters try to catch the grieving people crying, and pose people holding a big photo of a lost family member. It was like they try very hard to destroy people's dignity and privacy. TV reporters do what we wouldn't think of doing.
comment by drmaus on July 2, 2013 10:19 PM ()
With all these wildfires around here destroying houses, there is plenty of opportunity for those type of shots.
reply by troutbend on July 3, 2013 2:03 PM ()
I haven't watched local news in years.
comment by steeve on July 2, 2013 7:25 PM ()
I don't either, unless there is a wildfire in the area.
reply by troutbend on July 3, 2013 2:05 PM ()
We don't have anything on our TV news like that.
comment by greatmartin on July 2, 2013 4:49 PM ()
I was wondering if it was a local thing. All the Denver stations do it, but I don't remember the Las Vegas ones being that bad. It's an epidemic.
reply by troutbend on July 2, 2013 4:53 PM ()

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