Advertising Men’s Underwear? That’s News?

Just when you thought local news couldn’t get any more asinine, here’s a segment I came across on the morning news on the Los Angeles ABC affiliate a couple of days ago. The whole segment is basically a commercial for men’s girdles.

This story is filed on ABC7’s website under “Consumer News.” But shouldn’t consumer news be about more substantive issues like how many chemicals there are in plastic toys, or whether California state officials will rein in health insurance companies’ rates, or whether Elizabeth Warren will be nominated to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency? I guess that’s just too much to ask for.

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