Why do they put all the other useless dreck that makes up 90% of the broadcast on the "news"? To fill up what would otherwise be dead air time. Gotta keep the eyes glued to the set, it's how they make their money.
Just more of the usual loaves and chariot races to distract the masses. See also ProleFeed.
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