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I can't believe the NY Times is trying this

From David Carr on

When I was in Austin, I would fall asleep each night to bad dreams, prompted by cable ranting that the world was melting down, principally in Japan. And each morning I would wake up to reporting that described in very careful detail what was actually known, not feared, about the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Got it?  Cable news coverage of Japan was alarmist, the NY Times coverage is " very careful" and only about "what was actually known, not feared".

From the NY Times, March 14th

NYT NEWS ALERT: Japan Faces Prospect of Nuclear Catastrophe as Employees Leave Plant

"Nuclear catastrophe" is "very careful"??????

"Faces Prospect of Nuclear Catastrophe" is "what was actually known, not feared"????

So, we very carefully knew they faced a prospect of a catastrophe?

Or, how about these gems:

Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

Very careful = Nuclear Disaster

Known, not feared = Potential Nuclear Disaster

On our radar: #Japan. Our latest article summarizing growing sense of disaster at #Fukushima nuclear plant:

Very careful = disaster

Known, not feared = a summary of a growing sense?

And cable news is alarmist?  There's a growing sense that those in glass houses that throw stones face the prospect of a broken glass catastrophe.

One last thing…
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