As if it weren’t bad enough

I really wish CNN would stop running the headline “FLOODWATERS OVERTOP INDUSTRIAL CANAL LEVEE IN NEW ORLEANS”. The water is very high in the canal, and some water is blowing over the top, so maybe it’s semantic, but “overtop” sounds a little more dire and hysteria-inducing than necessary at the moment. Attention, CNN: we are already hysterical enough, thankyouverymuch. Also, CNN: I am within five blocks of your offices right now. Do not make me come down there.

4 Comments so far

  1. Julia Frey (lajulia) on September 1st, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    I want you to be safe, Richard, but if CNN keeps up the hyperbole, please go down there. Please.

  2. laurie on September 1st, 2008 @ 10:55 am

    Oh! Go down there! Go down there! They are being ridiculously irresponsible.

  3. Ryan (ryanhealy) on September 1st, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

    Yes, please do America a favor and go down there. I can’t watch the cable news coverage any more because it’s so over the top (no pun intended).

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