Evergreen Investigation

When the anchor guy started off with “only on CBS 46 news,” the viewer might have expected to see something he’d never seen before.  But what followed was a story as old as the hills–  a story WAGA’s I-team has revisited numerous times over a ten or fifteen year period. It’s not illegal to sell crack pipes in convenience stores; they’re sold as glass pipes that hold water for a single fresh rose. The fact that some stores package the pipes together with lighters and pieces of steel wool to facilitate their use for crack cocaine use seems a little too convenient. And yes, it’s a bit of an outrage. WGCL reporter Joanna Massee did a decent job with it, the indignation in her voice rising as she confronted a convenience store owner feigning cluelessness. But new? It’s a story so tired that Ms. Massee couldn’t find a law enforcement agency willing to talk about it. “Only on CBS 46”? Maybe 46 was the only station putting that old story out there on this particular evening.

2 thoughts on “Evergreen Investigation

  1. Student of Life

    OOOh. That’s some new ground right there, boy. Almost as good as when my last station, WYFF-TV, now under new news management, promoted, introed and supered every frame “EXCLUSIVE” on a deer vs. car story. A fucking deer versus a fucking car. Only blood belonged to the deer. Human driver, alive and kicking. Can’t wait to see what their next exclusive is. Man takes a shit in a toilet, perhaps? How about newborn breathes oxygen upon arrival into the world? Or, someone died of a heart attack today. Journalism at its finest, folks.

  2. Nino

    Just because you have seen it before does not mean everyone has senn it before. Certain reports are important to certain viewers at different times in their life. New drivers, or parents with teen drivers, are concerned about hazards on the road and need to be re-warned about them at times. An increase in criminal activity in a neighborhood could be related to the sale of drug paraphenalia sold as “flower containers” at the corner store. These stories are important to re-visit and they will continued to be revisited for those reasons. Thank you. No disrespect intended, just adding my two cents.


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