Today’s highly interesting read (09/27/17): NOTE TO CNN: It’s About Lives and Property, Stupid

An American flag is torn as Irma passes through Naples on September 10.
Photo: CNN.com

Today’s read comes from Rebecca Hagelin who writes about television coverage of Hurricane Irma:

I landed on CNN, where news anchor Chris Cuomo had precariously positioned himself on a balcony in Naples as the torrent of the eyewall lashed him with punishing winds and rain.

Mr. Cuomo shouted over the drowning noise of the storm as he speculated how the beautiful homes along the beaches of Naples might be submerged by the expected storm surge. He had my full attention as my heart pounded in my chest.

However, I quickly found myself disgusted and in disbelief (yet again) at Mr. Cuomo and CNN when he proclaimed…

Read the entire column here.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a house slides into the Atlantic Ocean in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Monday, September 11.
Photo: CNN.com

 

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