Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene: "Hurricane of hype"

By Donald Sensing

AFP: Did hurricane of hype engulf New York?:

Dripping wet, wind scraping at their microphones, the reporters stood resolutely in the familiar pose of hurricane journalists -- water everywhere and bodies bent to the gale.

Never mind that during one network's report, ordinary people could be seen calmly walking around while the correspondent seemingly battled to stay upright.

Not that this is anything new. Remember this NBC report from a few years ago?

There are, however, a million-plus people without electricity and 18 whose deaths are blamed in the storm.

But the "New York as the center of the universe" mindset of the major media was just silly.

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