Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/30/12 at 07:37 AM ET
from Don Laible at UTICAOD,
This past Friday on my drive home from work I was listening to WNRS, the local FOX radio station. The Loose Cannons program, hosted by Steve Hartman, Vic Jacobs, and Pat O'Brien, just as on every day, blah, blah, blah about their personal time away from the studio, and the National Football League officials issue. Even after the issue was settled, the same unimaginative, follow the leader routine is followed. I'm thinking, why haven't I heard two words about the NHL lockout? Imagine, if MLB,NBA, or if their were a labor issue going on in the NFL ( wait, there was one ), shouldn't a sports program and their reporters dig for news, speak with experts, keep their audience informed. Yep, but that takes work and KNOWLEDGE of ALL sports. Bias anywhere illustrates weakness.
So, I get home on Friday and call the program 's Los Angeles studio and want to go on the air and ask why no coverage of the NHL. The producer I speak with didn't put me on the show, but instead laughed at me and said, "no one cares about the NHL".
Because that individual or a local TV or radio anchor has either no interest or KNOWLEDGE about a sport, and doesn't want to expose themselves as not-all knowing, they hide from the story by pretending there is no story.
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