PIMPING FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURES
This (Tuesday) morning, KTVU was asking viewers to "send in your favorite holiday photos --we'll post them on TV!" How thoughtful. KTVU is not the only Bay Area TV News station pimping for pictures. It's become a market-wide holiday tradition.
The reason KTVU and others are asking for your pictures is so they don't have to PAY their photographers and cameramen.
That's right, they're cheap SOBs.
If this sleazy practice weren't so comical, it would be downright serious business. And that's the key word, business. Budgetary cuts, newsroom slashes, reduction in staff--no wonder in order to get holiday pictures, local TV stations have to resort to asking viewers to send in FREE pictures. "Free", as in WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY YOU!
PIMPIMNG FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURES