Commentary By Ron Beasley
We can all be relieved that Irene was not as bad as it could have been but it was still bad. Now there are attacks on the coverage of Irene. Howard Kurtz chimed in: A Hurricane Of Hype. But was it really? I think not. It was very close to Armageddon for NYC. Did the governor of NJ over react or the mayor of NYC? No - plan for the worst and hope the best. But Kutrtz is talking about the media coverage. His criticism is sadly absurd - hype is what the media is all about. Did a storm that impacted millions receive anymore attention than the missing blond woman de jour? The answer is no. That's what 24 hour a day tablioid news is all about and that is the problem.