Is it live or is it cable news?
: I’m watching all the news channels cover the arrest of a driver in a white van at a gas station in Virginia getting on the phone. Now I’m watching the helicopter chase the flatbed truck carrying the van away, OJlike.
As has been the case throughout this story, the cable news networks quickly run out of footage to show, so they keep repeating the same scenes over and over (here’s the van; here’s the van getting on the truck; here’s the truck driving away…).
The problem is, you don’t know whether you’re watching a live scene or tape. They should say.
It’s about credibility.