Over at Oregon Media Insiders, blogger Lynn Siprelle suggests that Portland's #3 and #4 stations - KATU and KOIN - should become a bit more like MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the news show that's rocketing up the charts with an edgy, progressive, funny bent.
Since KGW can out-report everyone, and KPTV can out-Fox everyone, how can KATU and KOIN catch up?
I'd go Countdown. I know, you're all getting sick of hearing how much I love Countdown, but hear me out. You can't do a true Countdown without Olbermann and without taking a hard turn to the left, but you can emulate what makes Countdown so freakin' entertaining and yet informative...
She has five suggestions, but here's #4 - of particular interest to BlueOregon readers:
Go wonky. Do the political coverage no one else is doing, that TV has ceded to the blogosphere. I promise you it's not boring. Politics is about people, not paper, and when you put it in people terms it's as exciting as any soap opera. Crikey, it IS a soap opera.
Read the rest. Discuss.