This is one feature of news reporting that I do not appreciate at all. If it’s snowing I don’t need to see or hear Joe Blow announce his recent purchase of a shovel and some salt. If a politician is involved in a scandal, I don’t need to see reaction from all sorts of randomly selected morons. But maybe its just me. Do people out there really go for this sort of thing? It’s hard to believe it has no appeal to anyone, or the practice would not be so widespread.
Does anyone go for this feature? What is it’s appeal?