The Riverdale Register is not a good news source. And Betty's mom, Alice Cooper, is clearly a bad editor. At least, she doesn't recognize a "top story" when she sees one.
This is made abundantly clear in last week's episode of the Archie Comics-based series, “Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls." In it, we see a glimpse of Cooper's paper, The Riverdale Register, which sidelines the story "Local Man Cures Cancer" in favor of a story about a Northside teenager getting stabbed by a Southside Serpent.
This was pointed out in a Reddit post, which caught the blink-and-you-miss-it "Easter egg" in the scene where Veronica’s mom Hermione Lodge is reading the paper to her devious husband, Hiram.
Clearly, there's some media bias going on at The Riverdale Register -- a level of downplaying that's Fox News-Russia Investigation-level.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.