Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Not all numbers are equal

Sinkhole in Florida: 100 feet

'Sinkhole' in Pittsburgh:  half a foot


Anonymous The Wiz said...

The numbers here are irrelevant. The key to the story is the ability to use the word "sinkhole" no matter what size. Since sinkholes are in the news and they are scary things, what passes for the "news" media will look to ways to use a scary term to scare the people into watching the "news" broadcast. Like showing every auto wreck, fire, school bus accident(no matter how minor), and missing child, scary stories means ratings which means advertising dollars. That's all they really care about.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:49:00 AM  

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