What Makes A Lead Story?

I turn on the news at the top of the hour to find out what is happening in the world. We are given teases of stories from around the world, BIG stories. The news goes to a break and comes back only to lead with ….

The Michael Jackson trial !! A good 5 minutes about opening statements. Give me a break !
I can't be the only one who thinks that if this story is even worthy of National News, it should be near the end, last about 10 seconds, and tell us the trial actually occurred this day.

A WHOLE government resigns, over 100 people killed from a car bomb, and they think Michael Jackson should be the story of the day?

It makes me sick.

Posted by Dawn at February 28, 2005 3:19 PM