Friday, August 21, 2015

When did Local 10 become The Onion News Network?

Caution: Video contains coarse language.

It usually goes something like this: "We'll get to that story we promised you about the kittens being rescued from a storm drain in Miami Beach momentarily. But first let's go to Jeff Weinsier in the newsroom who has some breaking news for us. Jeff, take it away. Thanks, Laurie. We're receiving word that a car has crashed into a pizza parlor in Hialeah. Sky 10 is high above the scene, and as you can see, a car has crashed into a pizza parlor in Hialeah. As soon as we know more, we'll get back to you. Laurie, back to are those kittens doing?"

And there you have it, folks...that's pretty much what passes for news at what used to be a pretty decent TV news crashing into storefronts, 24/7.

Someone in charge has apparently decided to mimic that other station and this is what we're left with: a really cheesy imitation of the Onion News Network...but way funnier.

(And don't get me started on the two or three stories per hour that involve some random act caught on surveillance video.)

The most recent episode of a car crashing into a store happened just today. And Local 10 veteran reporter Jeff Weinsier (see video below) milked it like a champ...setting what must be some kind of station record for the most uses of the word "miracle" in a two minute story.

Woman crashes SUV into Fort Lauderdale store
Driver says her foot slipped, hit gas

Here's a list of other stories on cars crashing into stores that have run on Local 10 in the past few months.

Employee injured after car crashes into Miami supermarket
Driver backs up into store, crashes into apartment building wall, police say

Car drives into store in Fort Lauderdale
Driver says he accidentally hit gas instead of brake

Car crashes into front of Deerfield Beach shoe store
No injuries reported

Van crashes into pharmacy in Miami after failing to stop for police
Driver taken into custody

7 injured when SUV crashes into DryClean USA in Fort Lauderdale
Driver, 85, believed to have suffered medical episode

Car crashes into Aventura business
No injuries reported after car crashes into Jus d'Orange

Driver crashes into supermarket, apartment wall in Miami

Ferrari driver loses control of car, crashes into Miami Beach home
Nobody hurt when car crashes into tree, porch on LaGorce Drive

10 hurt after car crashes into Homestead Little Caesars restaurant
Police: Older man mistook accelerator for brake

Bentley crashes into Miami Beach optical store
No injuries reported

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