As the Phillies wrapped things up last night during the World Series -- beating the Tampa Bay Rays, local stations went on-air with "Breaking News" of the coverage of local reaction. Channels 3 and 6 went LIVE with reporters out-and-about as well as their choppers hovering over the city. Once FOX Sports were completing their coverage -- FOX29 joined 3 and 6 in covering the hoopla.
Where was channel 10? They were MISSING IN ACTION...and opted to continue business-as-usual with NBC's "Lipstick Jungle". This was a HUGE story and "NBC 10 News" dropped the ball! Yes, Channel 10 did get on-air with the usual broadcast of "My PHL-17 News at Ten" with about ten minutes of coverage.
While the city was bursting at the seams with excitement, revelry and celebration of its "everlovin' Phils", creating crowds along Broad Street not seen except for Mummers parades, Channel 10 was nowhere to be seen with LIVE coverage.
I have to wonder about the logic of the powers-that-be running that news division. This station has taken a landslide in the last several years and placed themselves in the backseat to Channel 3.
Whatever happened to the days under the Doerr regime? Those days are definately gone under Chris Blackman's lame regime, that's for sure! The station has lost its edge...its aggressiveness...and has become unwatchable.