Monday, August 29, 2005

CNN sensationalism

I knew some MSM outlet would go over board with their coverage of the potential disaster awaiting New Orleans from hurricane Katrina, and CNN didn't disappoint:
"So, imagine you're the poor person who decides not to evacuate: Your house will disintegrate around you. The best you'll be able to do is hang on to a light pole, and while you're hanging on, the fire ants from all the mounds -- of which there is two per yard on average -- will clamber up that same pole. And, eventually, the fire ants will win."
All I can do is roll my eyes. The story also says this could be America's "Asian Tsunami." A severe hurricane like this is scary enough without MSM outlets going off of the deep end.

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