By: Brian Finkelstein
L.A.’s 5.4 quake ‘small sample’ of one to come
There was an earthquake here today and for an hour or so I watchedthe ‘news ‘ try and find a story to keep reporting, over and over, and over. What they did was show b-roll of people standingoutside. At one point CNN showed asupermarket aisle where all the cereals, paper towels, and can goods fell tothe ground. I imagine the producer saying they needed morecolor and some PA running to the produce section to get apples.
The best though was when a fieldreporter on MSNBC just said (to the camera) ‘ I really don ‘t know what else tosay ‘. ‘ And then the camera stayed on her for like 4 ‘ more minutes as she justkept smiling without saying a word. So stupid.
OK, time to go get drunk.