While the news media have an obligation to bring the public news information, two things that need to be reduced are the unnecessary hyping that television news people always are doing, and also having conversations with their colleagues while on television.
Some of these people never know when to keep quiet with regard to their own personal opinions on the news stories that they are reporting on. People are not interested in the personal opinions of newscasters — just report the stories as the facts warrant and do not interject your personal feelings about them.
One TV program that does this an awful lot is WABC’s “Eyewitness News.” Several of their newscasters are far too opinionated, and should be quiet regarding their personal opinions on news stories.
Editor’s note: Well, Mr. Amato will just have to turn to the print media, won’t he? We suggest a free community weekly paper ... perhaps a certain one in particular.