25 October 2008

The brightest minds of Orlando gather round the guttering fire


Is this woman typical of local news coverage in the United States? I've spent time in Orlando, which is a nutty place, but is she the creme de la creme? Is Barack Obama a dedicated follower of Karl Marx? Is elocution no longer taught to newsreaders? Am I missing something? She is from [LINK WARNING: A "FAIR AND BALANCED" VIDEO STARTS INSTANTLY] the local FOX affiliate, but still... [As her bio asserts: "I covered the inauguration of President Bush and the impeachment of President Clinton. When Hillary Clinton attempted to reform our health care system, I traveled to Canada to examine the Canadian national health care system as a possible model for the U.S. From the heart of Ukraine, I was the only Western reporter to broadcast from inside the nuclear reactor building at Chernobyl on the 10th anniversary of the nuclear disaster there. I also uncovered the long term toll in increased incidence of cancer."] Uncovered the long-term toll in cancer in Chernobyl? While inside the reactor? Maverick.