Originally Posted by Steve
Should news articles now take into account how predictable there stories are?
No I just don't think a story that boils down to nothing more then "City with high violent crime rate continues to have high violent crime rate" qualifies as "news."
Something being reported on, by definition, means that something significant has happened, not that the status quo has been maintained.
If not the news everyday would be "Earth continues to revolve around the sun, the universe continues to expand, and the domestication of the dog continues as scheduled."