Monday, August 22, 2016

If we're not there, it didn't happen

The comparisons about the presidential responses to Louisiana flooding miss an important point.
In 2005, the national media descended on New Orleans before the storm hit.
They were stuck there in the mess.
In the current flooding, nobody was on site prior to the event except the locals.
Brian Williams and Shep Smith will make a big deal about a situation when they are experiencing it.
That drives the news, not the newsworthiness of the event.
There's always flooding out there somewhere.

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