|Quoting Ptharris (Reply 6):|
Do we live in nowhere United States or something?
And why can't we seem to attract a Major League franchise here
Coming to Portland as an outsider (a native Texan) from a metro area of a similar size (El Paso), I gotta say that I'm suprised at the amount of attention Portland seems to garner for itself in the national media.
That said, aren't you glad that yesterday's UA
757 incident wasn't newsworthy outside of PDX
I can guarantee you that if KATU, KGW or Chopper 18 (channel 6 and channel 12 combined, 6 & 12 = 18
) were airborne, the incident might have been newsworthy outside our market, because then there would have been a nice visual of the inflated slide flapping around in the breeze
Sad commentary, but TV
has made us Americans very visually oriented creatures indeed. The TV
news won't show it unless it gets the ratings up, and has friends callling neighbors to get them clamoring to the boob tube.
Besides, once somebody got a picture of it, the slide was already deflated at the gate