From Ed Hersh
I’m a former newspaper reporter, now a producer at ABC News, and
have spent the better part of my career collecting bad TV cliches.
In fact, I once produced a noon newscast on KYW TV in Philly on a
July 4th, and it rained. I counted no less than THREE uses of “the
rain didn’t dampen the spirits of…” during the first 10 minutes
of the program.
Here are a few more:
…Only time will tell It was supposed to xxx’s dream house. But last night, a fire turned xxx’s dream… into a nightmare. Roads are slippery, so officials say if you don’t HAVE to go out… for gosh sakes, don’t. Negotiations are continuing, but both sides say they’re prepared for a long strike. “It sounded like a freight train,” said one terrified
People here say they’re hoping for the best… but preparing for the worst.