Is now responsible for a remarkable increase in unemployment claims. Gee. Unemployment bumped up after the election. Gee. For the first time in a couple of reports all of the states were able to get their numbers in for reporting.
No, I don’t want to admit it, but it sure feels like the constituency is having a hard time getting accurate information. That matters to some of us, you know.
But that’s not what this post is about. It’s about the administration successfully lobbying the news media to label the storm called Sandy that hit the Northeast a few weeks ago a “super storm” instead of a “hurricane.”
I did a little bit of research to find the logic behind this one, and I couldn’t find an argument. Maybe, just maybe, it’s because there is no logic behind the change.
NOAA calls Sandy a hurricane. Why won’t CNBC?
Here’s what I think: If it’s not a hurricane, Obama’s golfing response can’t be compared to Bush’s attention post Katrina. You see, I think a “super storm” is being labeled as something much worse than a simple hurricane, so now that Sandy is a category all to itself, any Obama response can be allowed no comparison to previous storms.
What do you think? Have you noticed the media language shift?
It’s 1984, the novel, in real time. What you “think” is at best irrelevant and at worst might get you into trouble. Don’t you dare stop thinking.