This is news but not 24/7 news.
Hostages taken at Clinton N.H. office
If you want to see or hear anything else you had better turn it over to the Weather Channel because that's all you will see on the cable tabloid networks. It's even taken over from the wife killing police man and the latest developments in the really old Natalie Halloway story. Even the blogosphere is not immune judging from memeorandum.
Are the networks just giving the viewers what they want? If so they are not news organizations but simply entertainment. This story deserved a breaking headline and an occasional update but not 24/7 coverage.
And of course every nut case in the country knows that all you have to do to get a lot of attention is hold hostages in a campaign office.