Our city's airport is shut down right now because two men left suspicious packages around the airport and were arrested (one man was taken off a flight bound for DC). One of them supposedly told security "I have a bomb." Yet special snowflakes are whining to the TV stations "ugh, don't interrupt my show for this."
I wouldn't call this SS. To be fair, they might have been in the middle of a nail biting movie/show/game and simply didn't want it be interrupted by a news story that would no doubt be covered round the clock by a station that is mostly news or is already playing a news program. Especially if you're not in an area that the story directly affects or you are watching one of those stations that don't pause the show but pick up where it would have been without the interruption.
I agree. The 24/7 media attention to "breaking events" when there's no news actually emerging is exhausting. If I was worried about catching a flight later or somebody I knew at the airport, then I'd check an actual news channel or on line, which the vast majority of Americans have access to these days.
So I shouldn't expect to get current local news from the local station ? I should just check CNN or whatever every couple hours to see what's happened in my town that day, just so someone doesn't miss an episode of The Voice ? (that was one of the shows people whined about)
It kind of depends how the TV station is doing it.
A message scrolling on the bottom of the screen and a 5/10 min "update" every hour or every commercial break, why not.
A "we'll cancel the next 4h block of programing to say the same thing over and over and over with nothing new and a quick word by a police officer that cannot say anything and a passerby that didn't see anything", is, quite frankly, for an airport shutdown, too much. Way too much.
Plus, seems like the threat has passed and nothing actually happened.
Unless the media is used to help police investigation, in a "we are searching for these 3 men/this missing child, anyone that might have info please contact blah blah blah" it sounds like they're trying to create drama and fear mongering to drum up audience.
So, A) depend what actually happened, B) depend how it's being broadcasted,
Not knowing how it goes in this case, I cannot say if they're SS or not.