I have plenty of issues with KTVU's programming --if you read me enough you know my feelings about how a once-great local news outlet has become FOXified, you know, shit like this, for instance. It's a wrong-way presentation, it's screwing with a solid format that has been #1 in the Bay Area TV News ratings machine.
I am, however, delighted with Fox2's new entry in its 4PM newscast---"The Verdict" is a compelling, interesting, and downright provocative analysis of legal news events and its major player is well-known criminal defense attorney, Michael Cardoza.
If Cardoza looks familiar to you, he should. He's been featured on outlets like CNN and almost all the local Bay Area stations --this avenue, and its a good one, thanks KTVU for at least adding something of substance that doesn't insult the viewer and make everything look like visual chotchkas, provides the telling-it-like-it-is Cardoza the perfect arena to offer his blunt legal analysis.
Furthermore, Cardoza doesn't mince words and isn't cute. He's not going to tap dance around issues that some in his trade are famous for; in fact, one of these days someone high up at KTVU is liable to tell him to tone it down.
Here's hoping The Verdict has a permanent presence on KTVU's platforms and that the hard-hitting Cardoza has an open invitation to offer up his takes on the latest legal news and court cases. God knows there's plenty of those.
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