The Race to Humiliate
Because TV news races to get to the information first, trying to beat out blogs/rumors/papers, I find they sacrafice their content. The Onion's spoof reflects how this can happen. The "station" didn't even send someone who could even interpret Creole or French or a camera. In the best clip they got, nothing could be understood. You think they would have a guy who knew how to use his camera phone and set it for longer than a 10 sec clip.
The anchor also tried to make news out of something she knew nothing about. How can she possibly know its the biggest news out of Haiti when she can't even confirm what's happening. Is it positive/negative? Can anyone be interviewed?
Sadly, this happens in real news sometimes in the race to get on air first.