As you might recall from yesterday morning, we posted a video of a dude smoking crack on Muni that was sent to us by an Uptown reader who unfortunately has to ride the N Judah to get to and from work. Now, I personally didn't really find the video that shocking considering there isn't a day that passes that I don't see someone doing drugs in the street, so I figured I'd just be an ass and instruct people how to properly hold their iPhone while recording video. Here's the thing: KTVU thought this was a BIG FUCKING DEAL. In fact, they sent some poor bastard to report live from location:
Reporter Ken Wayne apparently spent a better part of the afternoon interviewing N Judah riders who weren't there, asking them what they thought about the video:
KTVU then goes on to dedicate a good portion of their segment to talking about why everyone standing around the video didn't do anything, even getting an official response from Muni.
You'd think with all the effort KTVU has dedicated to this story, they would have tried to get some eyewitness accounts from the scene, right? Nope. They didn't contact the person who uploaded the video to YouTube (me), nor the person who sent us the video (who is pretty easy to track down on Twitter). Instead, they just talked to a bunch of randoms on the street, who didn't really have much to say.
So why didn't all the bystanders do anything, such as notify the driver or call the police? From the person who sent us the video: “He was asking all of the girls around them if they were DTF. Everyone was dying laughing at him.”
Live from the N Judah, ladies and gentlemen, it's KTVU News at 10.