live, local, and hilarious

Like many of my fellow Angelenos, I have a love/hate relationship with our local news. On the one hand, the overwhelming sensationalism, the focus on lurid stories or stories that are obviously little more than cleverly-disguised advertisements, and the Hal Fischman commentaries make me want to stab myself in the eye. On the other hand, sometimes you need to get your weather forecast from Tits McGee. And if you tell me you haven’t flipped between KCAL, KTLA, and KTTV during a high-speed chase to get different angles or because the commentary on the current channel wasn’t colossally stupid enough for you . . . well, your pants may very well be on fire.

From time to time, however, our local news delivers something so absolutely wonderful, so utterly perfect and brilliant, you may skip Futurama the following night and tune in again, hoping for a repeat. One of the best moments in probably the last decade of local news coverage is presented for your viewing after the flip. And please flip. This one is a visual.

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(Clicky to embiggen. From A Devil on Horseback, via Can’t Stop the Bleeding)

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9 Replies to “live, local, and hilarious”

  1. My favorite local tv moment happened a few years ago around April 15 (I think it was on KCAL); they sent a reporter out to interview a postal worker collecting returns and asked him how many people he thought would be coming by at the last minute to mail their taxes. His reply lives forever in my memory: “Sheeeeit, I don’t know, 10, 15,000”. God bless live tv!

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