In Year's Deadest News Week, TV Reports There's WiFi in an Office Complex
The week between Christmas and New Year's is the news businesses' deadest. Bureaucrats, politicians and business honchos aren't in their offices to answer phone calls, they're not out in public making proclamations, and they're absent from the smoky back rooms where they usually cook up rotten deals for journalists to report on.
For media types, sadly, the show must go on.
Today, for instance, television and other news outlets filled time and space by reporting that WiFi service had been installed in an office complex. The local NBC station's take: AT&T Takes Another Stab at Improving Reception in the City. In keeping with TV's non-news-as-news tradition, this headline was bogus on a couple of levels.