The hyped hurricane

I predicted that the much vaunted hurricane would be a media event, and it was.  JJ was right to comment that officials need to yell to get the message through to dunderheads who won’t listen, but we also need to recognize that the media gets locked into narratives and can’t get out, making me think of those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” ads.  Our media has fallen, fallen into a state of hysterical confabulation, and it’s doubtful whether it can ever get up again.