The images and cell phone footage from the Colorado movie massacre are all too familiar; tragic and quite disturbing. But we've been down this road before many times. That's another matter.
The coverage here was amazingly scant; given the severity and national scope of the tragedy, one would have thought otherwise.
Most local TV news accounts, relying heavily on local Denver-area TV and the cable outlets, mostly got it right and provided the necessary eyewitness accounts. What we saw was pretty evident.
Radio, unfortunately but not too un- predictably, was all the way from deplorable to merely acceptable.
KGO had multiple interviews with a Denver radio reporter who gave reliable and up-to-the-minute reports. Solid if not spectacular.
KCBS was disappointing. Other than speaking with KPIX-TV's Michelle Griego, (who happened to be in the area visiting family), the all -news station merely stuck with CBS network updates.
KSFO's Morning Show with Brian Sussman and Melanie Morgan went wall-to-wall with the Aurora tragedy, all well and good, but couldn't help themselves with immediate diggs at some media pundits who speculated that the shooter may have been a tea-party member. The term, "lefties" was integrated into the show minutes after air-time. Poor taste. And by the way, who cares? We're talking about a monumental horrible situation and already the wretched excess of Brian Sussman emerges.
And then we have the old reliable doofus factory known as the KNBR "Morning Show", broadcasting live from a Tahoe golf tournament. Fine. You'd think the morons would have merely acknowledged about what had taken place in Colorado. The fact that even non-news outlets were talking about Colorado speaks volumes. The morning midgets didn't say a word. Not one word. Clueless? Yes.