I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but I finally decided that I would write about this today. In middle and high school, occasionally I would watch the news on TV, usually the 10 o’clock news. The newscasters would report the news, take you to different areas for live coverage of certain incidents, and the show would be done. Apparently, though, on New York 1, the local TV news station here, the newscasters just reference major newspapers like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, even holding up and flipping through the actual pages and walking you through the highlights of each of the top stories of the past 24 hours. The only reason I know this is because I watch TV when I am on the elliptical or treadmill at the gym during weekday mornings. While it’s kind of nice to know that some of the news I am getting on this TV station is actually news being reported in mainstream, credible publications and not just about some tree that has fallen on someone’s car in Queens, what kind of job is this? People actually get paid to do this and get broadcasted on local TV to do dumb things like this?

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