KTVU and its Fox affiliation lauded (and continues to laud via many commercials) its secondary channel, KTVU Plus, as a supplemental outlet for Breaking News and major news stories.
Except for the worst mass shooting in US History.
After its initial coverage during the weekend "Mornings on Two", the main KTVU went to infomercials and stayed off its Fox News coverage. On KTVU Plus, infomercials played throughout even though all other Bay Area TV stations went with their respective network coverage; KPIX stayed with CBS; KGO-TV stayed with ABC News (a great moment for George Stephanopoulos) and KNTV with NBC News; as usual, KRON was selling patio furniture but keep in mind KRON isn't really a legitimate news station.
Yeah, it's not a local story. It's a BIG story, admittedly almost as big as 9/11 --at the very least, KTVU should have placed the network coverage on Plus but instead went with infomercials on a Sunday in June, 2016 --a date and terrorist attack that will forever be remembered as one of the worst tragedies in US history.
But KTVU and Plus opted instead for plastic surgeon doctors and cooking plates.
I would say it's a disgrace and a total lack of proper news judgment but then again, I'm not shocked anymore. The people who get paid quite a lot of big money to make these decisions are eternal Neanderthals forever asleep at the wheel.
What complete imbeciles.
The next time KTVU tells you to "trust us", hit off an e-mail to the GM and News Director and ask them about Orlando, June 12, 2016.
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