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Old 08-27-2020, 10:46 AM
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I'm really disappointed in the CNN reporting of Hurricane Laura. The storm surge was predicted to be "Unsurvivable". I watched a live CNN broadcast this morning and the reporter was talking about the strong winds and they showed a video of a small trailer being blown over but nowhere did they even mention the "Unsurvivable" storm surge never occurred. CNN I expect better than what I saw this morning, not just sensational headlines. Makes me wonder if all of the Covid news is also embellished.
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CNN......has a lot of trouble reporting the truth. "Reasonably Calm Protests" means only 1/2 a town is burning down tonight.


TOOOOOO THE BILGE! But it was fun while it lasted.
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someone actually watches CNN and expects accurate reporting? I have heard of that but never actually had anyone admit it.
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The Weather Chanel was equally as bad. They seamed fully disappointed that there wasn't a 40' deep flood surge as they predicted.
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they told people to write their names on their arms with a sharpie so they could be identified when they were found dead
Old 08-27-2020, 11:08 AM
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Journalism is truly dead. It’s all about ratings and agenda. The truth just doesn’t matter anymore.
Old 08-27-2020, 11:09 AM
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Maybe I’m in the minority, but hurricanes are one of the few things that I’m ok when the news warns of the WORST that can happen so people evacuate rather than give the “we will probably be ok” and then it’s worse than predicted.

There’s plenty of other news over reactions that drive me crazy, but with hurricanes that can change over night from a tropical storm to a cat 5 (Katrina) and can move the direct hit from the eye of the storm 100 miles in the hour before landfall (Charley)....... let’s just be happy it wasn’t as bad as predicted.

It was a huge storm with 150 mph sustained winds (one of the strongest to hit the US) and hits at high tide in low lying areas. I’m shocked too that the surge wasn’t as bad..... but am also very relieved.
Old 08-27-2020, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 69Mach390 View Post
Maybe I’m in the minority, but hurricanes are one of the few things that I’m ok when the news warns of the WORST that can happen so people evacuate rather than give the “we will probably be ok” and then it’s worse than predicted.

There’s plenty of other news over reactions that drive me crazy, but with hurricanes that can change over night from a tropical storm to a cat 5 (Katrina) and can move the direct hit from the eye of the storm 100 miles in the hour before landfall (Charley)....... let’s just be happy it wasn’t as bad as predicted.

It was a huge storm with 150 mph sustained winds (one of the strongest to hit the US) and hits at high tide in low lying areas. I’m shocked too that the surge wasn’t as bad..... but am also very relieved.
Man you didn't get my point. I'm thrilled that the surge was nowhere near what they thought it might be. But when a news agency is giving a live damage report the lack of any storm surge should have also been reported.
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The news stations and the weather channels were only re-iterating what was in the NOAA Hurricane Center reports. And they did report possible 15 - 20 ft Unsurvivable storm surge. If if that reporting prompted people to get our of harms way, then I'm ok with it. As mentioned earlier, with a hurricane it's better to be over prepared than under prepared.

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Poor Jim Cantore. I guess he’s “gone soft” now?
Old 08-27-2020, 11:16 AM
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CNN and Anderson Cooper during hurricane Ike.....



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A few years ago we had a hurricane hit Eastern, NC. During that time you had reporters purposely standing in ditches giving live updates trying to exaggerate how high the water actually was at the time. To me that's purposely trying to mislead the public and instill panic and fear.
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I found it odd last night and mentioned it to my wife that the surge height numbers had a considerable range.
Granted that they were reporting for the entire area the hurricane was going to impact, but they are capable of measuring surge to the inch via satellites.
For both hurricanes Matthew and Irma here, the weather services predicted those surges to the inch, very accurately, for Charleston.
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And again my problem is not with the prediction. Those forecasters did the absolute best they could knowing what they knew. My problem is with the actual reporting after the event. The lack of any meaningful storm surge wasn't even mentioned. IMO really really poor reporting and I expected better.
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I have heard interesting discussion about the financial ramifications of constantly declaring this next hurricane as the one that will wipe the state off the map, only to see businesses close, people evacuate and nothing happen.

There is also the concern that when this continues to happen, people quit taking the warnings seriously. I cannot remember a year that wasn't predicted as potentially an extremely active hurricane season.

The photos above of Anderson Cooper are a perfect example of reporting with no concern for the facts; just chasing the ratings. I also think a lot of those types of reporters want to say they were on the tip of the spear. It is sad, in a way, to see grown men acting like grade school boys.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
CNN......has a lot of trouble reporting the truth. "Reasonably Calm Protests" means only 1/2 a town is burning down tonight.


TOOOOOO THE BILGE! But it was fun while it lasted.
And I hope this doesn't go to the bilge. This lousy sensational reporting affects us all and we need to shine a light on it.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
I'm really disappointed in the CNN reporting of Hurricane Laura. The storm surge was predicted to be "Unsurvivable". I watched a live CNN broadcast this morning and the reporter was talking about the strong winds and they showed a video of a small trailer being blown over but nowhere did they even mention the "Unsurvivable" storm surge never occurred. CNN I expect better than what I saw this morning, not just sensational headlines. Makes me wonder if all of the Covid news is also embellished.

I challenge anyone to find a chart online or otherwise that lists total us deaths by month & year without any mention of cv19er.

I can’t.

To me that is the only way to determine the true lethality of cv19er.

Get total deaths in the usa from 1 Jan - to 1 September for years 2015 through 2019. Divide by FIVE and compare to total deaths in the usa for 1 January to 1 September in 2020, the difference between that 5 year average of 1 January-1 September compared to 1 January-1 September 2020 would be a true indication of how many people cv19er is actually killing , beyond normal death rates.

That data that I seek has to exist but the google, no matter how I ask doesn’t wanna let me see it, at least not in that format.

My Father died in 2003 at age 83. He had significant heart surgery 10 years prior to his death. He went quickly from playing golf, fishing and enjoying cocktails to pushing up the daisies in about 10 days. He flew from FL to MA in March ( poor timing) and came down with flu like symptoms the next day, cold, fever etc. Become very sick, very fast. Taken to the hospital and admitted, diagnosed with pneumonia and given a whopper load of drugs including antibiotics orally .

Treatments work , couple of days on the drugs tough old bird is feeling better gets discharged from the hospital and heads home. Next day my brother swings by to see the Old Man and says that he is WHITE as a ghost. Like albino looking, my brother freaks tells the Old Man to jump in the car and off to the hospital they go. Seems the Old Man now has a hole in his stomach & is quickly bleeding out from the inside. ( I recall the fine print on antibiotic prescriptions I have had in the past that say “ May cause stomach irritation, take with food.” I think all those antibiotics administered orally may have created the internal bleeding but wtf do I know?

Doesn’t really matter, either way my Father was is in very deep kimchi regardless of what blew out his innards.

Into energy surgery he goes with dire warnings on the extremely critical situation from medical professionals.

No big surprise to me the Old Man survives yet another trip under the knife and is gonna LIVE!

He is awake, out of intensive care, speaking and all there mentally. Again no surprise, this guy was tough, had a strong will to continue living and surgery didn’t phase him even a little , might have physically been 83 but mentally he was no different then when he was 50 and despite greatly missing my Mother did a damn fine job of living well.

Well not all stories end happily, while still recovering he suffered what was deemed a “global event”. Dad passed out while chatting with my sisters. Was out for 5 days and on the machines. Me & my siblings hung around for 4 days hoping, medical “professionals” said he wasn’t coming back. We decided to pull the pipes and he was gone. Alex I’ll go with DVT/ blood clot for the daily double as to what knocked him out. They never said that just called it a “ global event”.

So what killed my Old Man?

Bad heart?

Catching the “flu” on an airplane in March?

Being 83?

Bleeding hole in his guts ”?

Major emergency surgery ?

The “ global event” ?

Honestly to this day I don’t really know but I’d bet everything I own that if the identical situation occurred in 2020 my Pop’s death would absolutely be classified as a CV19er fatality if he tested positive for cv19er with his initial hospital admission.

That does not diminish the tragedy or diminish the loss of ANYONE losing a family member, no matter what the cause and that is absolutely not my intention but I do believe there are a LOT, a very lot in fact of cv19er “deaths” that are much like the end of my father’s life.....

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they were also saying the entire first floor of the hospital near lake charles would be under water
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Originally Posted by Rockchalk View Post
The Weather Chanel was equally as bad. They seamed fully disappointed that there wasn't a 40' deep flood surge as they predicted.
This! I am disgusted when I hear their excited voices describing "a good looking storm", when it is so much pain for others. Seems they just want to scare and fear monger to keep eyeballs on the channel. Informed people make good decisions, not scared people.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
And I hope this doesn't go to the bilge. This lousy sensational reporting affects us all and we need to shine a light on it.
WOW! You're really torqued up over this! Better try and calm down before you blow a gasket.. This is nothing compared to the outright lying I see on one network.

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