Friday, January 20, 2012

The Puppet's Court

This is NOT a Muppet News Flash!

Faced with covering a lengthy, high-profile trial from which, for reasons only judges in the Cleveland area can understand, video cameras have been banned, Cleveland station WOIO's news director Dan Salamone opted to take the novel approach of having puppets reenact some of the court drama.

It's debatable whether this sort of thing belongs within a bona fide newscast, but the anchor makes it clear this is a send up based on real events. And when you consider how many people get their news from the monologue on The Tonight Show, I fear this sort of thing may only be the beginning.

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