I Can't Entirely Agree With This
Looking at that comic did make me laugh because it is something that would be on a skit from "Saturday Night Live." That being said, when people are poking fun at situations like that, blowing it out of proportion can be an issue.
I agree that in some instances news reporters are just looking for a story and a reason to point the camera somewhere. I do not agree that this happens all the time because generally the reporters are pointing the camera's to a place of significance to the story.
I did not expect to feel that way when reading the comic but for some reason it bothered me that it was assuming all news reporters act in that manner. After all, reporters do not get to a scene until the situation is over; so, for the viewers sake they will show what they can to give us the satisfaction. I don't see anything wrong with that. I want to be informed and enjoy when the reporters actually CAN get to one of those places; even if the occurance is already over.
As for when the reporter supposedly looked at Wikipedia to tell the viewers if the famous person was good and what they did, I have never seen that happen. The reporters quote other famous people and other people who knew them to get the information. I just don't see the issue with this situation. News reporters are "reporting." That is what they do and they do it to the best of their abbility.