Isla Vista massacre: Poor news coverage

05/25/2014 3:05 PM

05/26/2014 9:24 AM

Re "Santa Barbara rampage with gun, blade -- 7 die" (Page A1, May 25): No thanks to KCRA 58 and CNN for their poor coverage of the UCSB tragedy.

KCRA/58, after repeatedly promising coverage of the sheriff's news conference, cut away to a mindless soap and never came back.

CNN, with its exhausting day-long coverage and talking heads, never reported on the beginning of the tragedy in the apartment. Guess you'd have to stay up half the night or read about it in The Bee the next day, which we did. Poor performance by both channels, especially by the "news network."

-- Phil Reinheimer, Penn Valley

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