In L.A., the high-speed car chase is about as common as Botox on a Real Housewife. There’s nothing better to break up the monotony of the day than to see The View suddenly interrupted for the breaking news of yet another idiot who thinks they can outrun the LAPD. Spoiler alert: You can’t.
What adds to the entertainment is watching the local news anchors’ live coverage of the chase. They stay with it until it’s over, which can take hours, and sometimes they have trouble finding things to talk about to fill the time as you watch a car driving for what seems like forever on the freeway.
During the high speed chase that occurred today, one of the news anchors—after struggling for something to say—came up with this gem: “We know there is at least one person in the car.” This was especially important to point out in case you were thinking the car was pulling a Herbie or a ghost or dog was driving.
The local news should consider doing something else to pass the time until the chase meets its inevitable end instead of forcing their poor anchors to make awkward chit chat. “We’re going to stick with this story live but instead of us making mindless commentary, we’re going to play Dark Side of the Moon and see if it syncs up.”
Now that would be damn fine television.