Of course it isn’t ARD’s fault. It’s difficult, for sure, since they carry quite a burden given their mission you mentioned and being accessible to a lot of people. Nevertheless, they are not a local news channel and they can not cover everything. Kachelmann did mention BR and SWR though, a fact which is missing in your article and which puts things in an even more difficult perspective IMO. But I don’t think one should blame them either. Weather forecast and news in general are privileges.
Also, 6 or 8 people?