‘The local TV hype and dramatic tone actually matched the severity of the conditions’

By Chris Ariens 

Southern California is finally seeing a light (a double rainbow in fact) at the end of a long, dreary, soggy, wet tunnel. The region has been deluged the last several days, which means stations from San Diego to Santa Barbara have been in continuing coverage for days.

We checked in with our FishbowlLA bloggers to get their sense of how the local TV stations are covering the story. “All LA stations go wall-to-wall whenever the weather turns to rain, even when it is nothing compared to what we got this latest round,” blogger Richard Horgan tells us. “In this case, the local TV hype and dramatic tone actually matched the severity of the conditions.”

The broadcast networks’ normal East Coast bias was set aside last night as ABC and CBS lead their evening newscasts with the Western weather. NBC Nightly News lead with the conclusion of the lame duck session of Congress and Pres. Obama’s news conference.

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