As Jeff Brady Departs Local TV, Tracy Rowlett Weighs In On the "Sad and Bad Place"
|The head of Jeff Brady, which you'll no longer see on WFAA-Channel 8 in about a month's time|
There is a sense of accomplishment that is missing in TV News today and I think it is difficult for many anchors to take much pride in still another adjective filled toss to still another car wreck, traffic mess, minor fire or minor crime. Talking down to the audience is demeaning to both the anchor and the viewer. The dumbing down of TV News -- due primarily to an unholy alliance between consultants and station managers -- creates a vortex that pulls all of us into a sad and bad place.Rowlett made another appearance earlier this afternoon to clarify his remarks.