Local News Failure

I was browsing Facebook this morning while waiting for someone to came look at my broken freezer. I see a post from the Anne Arundel Breaking News page and Christopher Bressi Weather page about a shooting at the mall in Columbia. Nothing from any local news outlets. I starting flipping through the local channels. No news. Just standard Saturday morning television. I got a news alert from CNN about the shooting and flipped over there. CNN had broken in to report about the shooting and was relaying information from Howard County police. Local channels? Things like Lazytown still airing. As of 12:30, WJZ was the only local channel covering the story while the rest stuck with regular programming. These are the same stations that run hours of special reports when snow is predicted yet they can’t seem to handle covering a major story like this? Pathetic.

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