I only have to pst once a day. News channels have to fill 24 hours. And they pick the most sensational angle because it gets viewers and, by extention, money.
This is just another place where quality of product is diminished by capitalism. You could make it out of metal, or you could make it out of cheap plastic and they'll buy another when it breaks. Which would you do? You could pay up, or you could take their money and deny all of their insurance claims. Which would you do?