What a joke. Channel 7 currently is showing footage of a plane taxi-ing on a runway as its Breaking News. And cutting away to a woman in the terminal who has baked some muffins to give to her sister when she gets off the plane. The talking heads have a full set in the terminal to devote to covering this.
I do understand that the shots of excited Olympians being reunited with their families is de rigeur and sorta sweet – but it appears that the whole of the first hour of this morning news show has been devoted to a blow by blow description of waiting for the plane(s), watching them land, and watching them creep towards the terminal.
[Cue back in my day music] I miss the days when the talking heads in the studio ran a normal show and just cut away to a field reporter doing a live report on the happy athletes. They’re even short-changing the weather reports, which is the only reason we have them on at all.