September 02, 2010

Chicken Little

At one point in time, according to the news that was on TV when I walked into the room a couple nights ago, Hurricane Earl was going to slam into NYC, "The highest Populated City in the United States" and kill everyone.

I think that is the general gist of what I heard.

It's why I hate the news...

Evidently their mothers never told them stories about Chicken Little and Crying Wolf.

Posted by Boudicca at September 2, 2010 09:46 PM
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And the latest oil rig explosion in the Gulf:

10am There's an oil slick gleaming on top of the Gulf waters a mile long.

10pm There was some residual oil burning but no slick...at all.

Posted by: Jerry in Indiana at September 3, 2010 07:23 AM

It's a combination of "you heard it here first" and "CYA Syndrome.' Allah forbid that a storm hits and you weren't warned to be prepared, whether it actually turns your way or not. And to be "your news source," they want to be first to tell you and not bother waiting for facts to develop. This is only getting worse with 24-7 news via the Internet.

Then of course, there's pre-election stories about poll results. They want to tell you who won the election months before it happens. I can't figure out why they can't wait until election day for the results of the only "poll" that matters.

Posted by: George P at September 3, 2010 08:29 AM

This is why I never listen to the news if I can help it... Good Lord! The only thing I was watching was to see when it would start raining so I could get everything done before then. LOL. We are so lucking out here, the rain is supposed to all take place tonight and be gone by tomorrow!

Posted by: Teresa at September 3, 2010 01:45 PM

Yep.

Posted by: PeggyU at September 3, 2010 10:46 PM

Geez. This country has too many politicians and 'news' reporters.

Posted by: Jean at September 4, 2010 08:43 AM

It's clear, sunny and 70-something in "the highest populated city in the United States" today. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Erica at September 4, 2010 10:15 AM