Viewers Tell Michigan Inaugural Broadcasters: Shut Up During Speeches


January 01, 2019, 2:19 PM

It's often unwise to conclude anything from angry tweets, but it seems safe to say TV commentators' chatter was annoying during top state officials' inaugurations Tuesday morning.

Broadcasters stilled their tongues when Gretchen Whitmer spoke outside the Capitol about "Building Bridges Together," but not during others' earlier remarks. Some viewers post Twitter versions of hissed "Shhh" reactions.

Even this TV anchor in Flint, who's originally from Detroit, is critical:

Main inaugural coverage

Other examples start with one from a Ford autoworker in Ypsilanti:

Lastly, a different kind of gripe from a politically active Detroiter:



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