The U.S. has between a population of between 250-300 million people. A crime like the murder of a little girl (which happens more often than you think), or anyone for that matter affect about 250-300 people and with almost no exception has no impact on the electorate (the voting public), our lives or the world in general. It impacts friends, family, local law enforcement, a jury and a tiny segment of the legal system.
So when you watch a news network that considers itself to be covering ‘news’ that is of a ‘national interest, keep in mind that this vital story impacts or is of real interest to approximately one millionth (0.000001%, 1/1,000,000) of the population. Then think about the resources required to cover such stories to the extent out news networks cover them. And then try to think of one real journalist on the planet that would consider a story like that to be worthy of in depth national coverage.
So I ask you, does America really have a national news industry? I don’t think so. Think about it!