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Two News Helicopters Collide over Phoenix

ABC news is reporting that two news helicopters have collided and crashed over Phoenix. The two helicopters, as well as others, were videoing a police chase at the time of the crash.

One of my pet peeves about television news is that they have a tendency to cover things that aren't news. Not only will they cover non-news events, but they actually compete to cover them.

Unfortunately, it will probably take a tragedy like this to make some television news stations realize they aren't covering news. The definition of news isn't "we've got video", even if people are willing to watch it. A story of a police chase is only worthy of Section D of the newspaper, but tomorrow this police chase is going to be on the front page.


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