Action News Does Great Job Helping Residents Without Power, Reports Action News

How are those without power supposed to learn of the power-charging stations?


Like many of you, I’ve been watching more local TV news over the past few weeks. It’s been cold and snowy and icy and fewer people are going out — and there’s nothing on TV, ever. Yesterday had by far my favorite piece of news coverage since… well, since Karen Hepp’s doom-and-gloom rant earlier that day. It came from Action News:

This is my favorite part of local TV news coverage during storms: They’re on constantly. There’s a lot of airtime to fill, and there are only so many downed trees reporters can stand in front of. Eventually, the stations break down and do reports on how great it is that Action News is setting up these charging stations for those without power. (And it is nice! Surely if I were without power in Lafayette Hill I’d go charge my phone.) This particular report is extra special because it also contains two advertisements. At least that girl gets a new iPhone. Go for the gold 5S if you can!

My one question, though: How are the people without power supposed to learn of this charging station? They can’t watch it on TV.

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  • liberty100

    my thoughts exactly, if you have no power how would you know that they are helping people get powered up?

  • Anniesez

    Neighbors! Walter PErez was at the end of our street after Superstorm Sandy and evetbody knew. Talk to your neighbors. It’s amazing!

  • Dale Cardarelli

    I would appreciate the validity of your commentary if this were pre-Facebook era but with social media, I, like most people in Philly, get all my news via my smart phone. Interestingly, your posts have become more annoying these past few days than the last month has been with all of action news
    and their weather reporting. Where does Philly Mag think their opinions are so welcomed. Your magazine still has a level of good journalism but you social media posts are, IN MY OPINION, nothing but filler garbage reporting. With the reference and re-post about the national Enquirer yesterday, I thought it was ridiculous but picking on other local reporters…geez where is the PHILLY LOVE!?

  • Bman

    I’ll speak up for those who don’t want to use the little battery power they have left commenting on this post, but the few blocks of people helped by this charging station outnumber the people annoyed at 6ABC for reporting on it. Love Dan and PhillyMag, but this particular post seems more useless than those filler stories on the local news.