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Thread #136314   Message #3192595
Posted By: Donuel
22-Jul-11 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Japan Nuclear plant disaster, 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Japan Nuclear plant disaster, 2011
This is a report of the cavalier manner in which CNN covers the continuing Fukushima disaster.

First they mention it less than twice a week on average.

Second when they do have a report the way it is presented is unexcusable. The female talking head delivers a report of recalling some Beef products from Japan due to radiation, and then the reported said "stretch" and gesticulated a sleepy morning stretch and a decided bored behavior.
What is said is nearly as crucial as how it is said. The cable news coverage of this immense disaster is treated like a puff piece.

While radioactie debris and nuke plant waste water travels east 100 miles a day toward Hawaii and eventually the west coast of the USA, the inevitability of it all is deliberately treated with inattention and crass bordom.