LA Lawmaker Continues to Rip Stations For Fire Coverage

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

A lawmaker is criticizing television and radio stations for failing to provide early round-the-clock coverage of the largest fire in Los Angeles County history.

The media let people down as they faced danger, not knowing where to go or what to do, Supervisor Michael Antonovich said, adding he had heard the complaint from “countless constituents.”

“Surely informing the public of life and safety measures, evacuation centers, is more vital than the wall-to-wall coverage that we’ve seen of the custody fights for Michael Jackson’s and Britney Spears’ children,” Antonovich said Wednesday.

Television stations countered that they provided comprehensive coverage of the fire that burned for days before becoming a threat to residents and turning deadly. More…