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Most reportards, obviously, are those local twerps trying to fill half an hour with blathering, simply because there are more local shows than national ones. Also, the national shows tend to be choked with intellectards and conspiratards and so on, leaving little room for actual reportards. That’s not really a good thing; it just is what it is.

You also won’t find a lot of actual reportards writing for newspapers, since those don’t really exist anymore. To the extent that they’d have moved online, the reportards tend to get lost among the intellectards and conspiratards again. So, reportards are just about exclusive to network affiliate stations, stashed annoyingly between dramadies like HouseMD and Bones, and latenight talkshows. Thank hell for DVRs.

I suppose that there’s also radio to consider. But not really. Radio today seems mostly to be NPR [Nothing but Politards against Republicans] and editorial talkshows, which can contain nearly anything, including actual humans. The closest radio ever gets to displaying reportards is when a given morningshow DJ tries and fails to compare a traffic jam to something. Although, more and more, the morningshows are leeching in reportards from local television stations, bring us back to those, as always.

So, again: reportards are just about exclusive to whatever local network affiliate station you could ever accidentally watch. The good news, if any, is that you don’t have to watch them: more and more, you can get the same actual information in an instant from twitter.com. So that helps, a little.

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