While I try to avoid local TV news - since both the local and the news parts are usually lacking - watching the first few minutes of KCBS tonight was a non-stop list of murders, road rage and kidnappings... in Detroit... El Cajon... and New Jersey.
Granted there were also a few crimes in LA - but why? - why?? - would a local news station find crimes that have nothing to do with LA far more important than anything that happened in LA today?
And why would every single one of the first stories be about violent crime?
Easy. Cheap video tape from other CBS stations and no need for any actual reporting.
No wonder CRASH won for best picture.