Saturday, August 14, 2004

Hurricane Charley

Damn. If only the hurricane had waited until the Republican convention. It's dominating the TV news--absolutely overwhelming all channels--that nothing else can find its way through to the US viewer. Okay, I'm sorry for the 15 or so who died in the storm, but what about the hundreds who've died over the last week in Iraq.

(On CNN, they just had a two-minute segment called "other news" and it featured three reports, in this sequence: 1. The path of Charley. 2. Governor Jeb Bush's upcoming visit to wrecked sites from Charley. 3. The ending of the "truce" in Najav, Iraq. Now CNN's back to hurricane coverage. BTW, coverage not of the storm itself, but photos of its damage, and efforts to gain insurance coverage.)

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