Is it me? Or has ABC’s World News Tonight omitted the ‘World’ part of the News. Since the death of Peter Jennings and the takeover by Disney it seems that ABC’s World News Tonight hopped aboard a Disney Theme Park ride and forgot to get its ass off!
To me, ABC has gone positively medieval broadcasting the World News as though the sun revolved around the United States.
Now, I’ll admit that I haven’t watched a lot of ABC’s World News Tonight broadcasts lately, but the few I have watched were themed around middle class white American (this week, the floods in Texas, the tornadoes and storms in Kansas and Illinois focusing on white suburbia); people who have gotten themselves into unfortunate situations (like falling or being pushed off a cliff, standing trial for murder, or acting out on planes); celebrities (Bruce Jenner and the Kardashians), and ending with an uplifting story about someone doing something noble and/or heroic which in my humble opinion was designed to leave us with a positive cheerful attitude about the state of the World. Except, there’s nothing about the rest of the World, and what’s happening in it, in their News broadcast. Except, maybe once or twice a week, there’s something about ISISL.
By contrast, BBC’s World News covers Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, the Middle East, Germany, Indonesia, Europe, and of course the United States.
This not an ad for or an endorsement of BBC World News, but simply wishful thinking hoping that ABC World News will put the ‘World’ back in their broadcasts. Then perhaps, middle class American can answer the question, “What the hell is Fifa?”
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