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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:15 PM
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Local News in DC Leads with Swine Flu Story
"THE NEW DEADLY STRAIN OF SWINE FLU HAS SPREAD RAPIDLY ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES WITH MORE THAN 20 CASES REPORTED IN FIVE STATES."

That's what they lead with, complete with ominous medical imagery in the background. People in surgical masks, vials of blood, people in wheel chairs.

Wow. Twenty.

(Look over there and ignore the fact that there are far, far more than 20 cases of standard strains of flu reported daily, even in spring time).
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:20 PM
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1. And that, right there, is the problem
News as drama. Makes for panicky citizens. No wonder the gov't had to have a special announcement today to tell people to calm the phk down.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:21 PM
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2. which station?
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:22 PM
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4. Fox
Yeah, I know.

I have it on because it has all the cartoons I like on after the news...
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:21 PM
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3. Fucking media. This kind of shit is SO not helpful.
I swear they're going to cause rioting.
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