This very entertaining summary about how to report a news story, courtesy of the BBC, absolutely nails it. Every story is a template. In St. Louis, put Teresa Woodard (usually looking very surprised) in the story, change the location landscape to city Police Headquarters, and the graphics to car break-ins or drive-bys, and there you have it. Or better yet, make it one of the puke-inducing red-light camera stories with the cardboard characters of “policeman and mayor worried about safety”, “some privacy advocates” and “proletarians interviewed at QT saying they just want to be safe”. And on and on– it works for any story– instant St. Louis news.
WARNING: THERE ARE TWO VULGAR WORDS USED IN THIS VIDEO. DO NOT WATCH IF THIS WILL OFFEND YOU OR IF CHILDREN ARE NEARBY. THANK YOU–THE MANAGEMENT