Well, the one day I am not in downtown Burgh and all freakish hell breaks loose. What a day to spend at the Pittsburgh Zoo instead of in my office. No matter. I’ve got good ole’ WTAE, WPXI, and KDKA, not to mention the Trib and PG to get me up to speed on what will likely be billed by 5:30 a.m. as “The Flood of 2005” complete with scary blue and yellow graphics and hovering text.
So, I hit WPXI and boy have they got some coverage, complete with slideshows and other cool stuff. Top story of course:
KDKA? You know the HOMETOWN Advantage, located at Gateway where the flooding occurred? Yeah, they got zip. In fact, true to form, they have craptastic local news on their website. I can’t find one story about the water main break!
So I give them the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps they were so badly flooded they couldn’t function and get the stuff online? Doesn’t appear so. Their basement got flooded yeah, but they’ve got power, etc.
In fact, most times I visit KDKA.com, they have very little local news. Some advantage you have, boys. Relying on AP feeds for all of your news is not very cool, especially when the big news appears in the form of an 8-foot geyser shooting up outside of your windows.