KTVU and KGO are hands-down the worst abuser of the "Breaking News" conundrum with Channel 2 the pack leader. It got so ridiculous last week during the BART negotiations that 2 ran a moronic "Breaking" at the top of the 11 PM hour only to see an empty lectern with a bank of microphones --NO breaking anything but we're used to this and it's become Channel 2 stock and an unfortunate one at that.
KGO is right behind 2 but it hasn't reached the top level. Both local newsies can be proud: they aren't alone in the biz but they have earned top honors here.
Nationally, CNN and Fox are so bad in this dept. that any legit "breaking news" has been unintentionally muddled with the rest of the slop. Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer should be poster children of the growing phenomenon. What a shame: a vaunted brand destroyed by TV juggernauts. Breaking News: There is NO breaking news. Again.
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