Local TV news descended on Gloversville last week when word went out about a standoff police described as “armed barricade involving an emotionally disturbed person” The situation concluded when the man was discovered dead in an apartment. A rough time for all involved — but not so bad for reporters, because they got to have a pizza party.
HUGE shoutout to Anthony and Mike from Primos pizza in Gloversville for delivering us two large pies out of the kindness of their hearts! pic.twitter.com/YDG4wicC6A
— Emily DeFeciani (@CBS6_Emily) April 6, 2018
I’m curious what the man’s friends and family would make of this tweet. What happened Friday was a big deal to them — it may have been one of the worst days they’ve ever had. And there are the reporters, enjoying a slice between their live shots.
TV stations are drawn by the spectacle of cops and armored vehicles. Stuff like this makes for good video, and good video is the name of the game. Stories about complicated things? Boring and hard to do. Fires, standoffs, accidents, murders? Easy peasy.
So, there you have it. An isolated event a small town ends tragically — but how about that pizza?