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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Tsunami fear-mongering

Naturally, the TV nets are playing up the "could it happen here?" angle of the tsunami story to try to boost ratings. We also have alarmist pieces like this in the New York Daily News:

A British researcher insists that it's only a matter of time before a killer tsunami like the one that swamped south Asia hits New York and the East Coast. ...

Towering waves of up to 75 feet would engulf the city, traveling miles inland, destroying everything in their path, he told the Daily News in August.

Does anyone else remember killer bees? Or Y2K?

UPDATE: This may have been the NYDN's lesser sin considering today's cover story.