Not Always “Serious, Serious Hard News”

By Brian 

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Wolf Blitzer doesn’t have a problem with saturation coverage of missing girls in Aruba: “Look, I didn’t do a lot on Natalee Holloway, but there are shows that like those crime stories,” he tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a Q&A. “I don’t have a problem with that, because in a 24-hour news environment there are certain shows that do hard news and others softer. Just like in a newspaper there is the front page with the hard news and then a style section and entertainment. If you can do it in a newspaper, I don’t have a problem with doing it on a news channel. It doesn’t always have to be serious, serious hard news.”

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