Skip to comments.Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane
Posted on 08/27/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Despite hysterical headlines of an historic storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane
By: Liz Berry Saturday August 27, 2011 7:44 am
cross post from IfLizWereQueen The Truth of Irenes Strength? not nearly that of her related headlines for the past two days from the US media.
Here is the latest report from the National Hurricane Center as of 6:03 AM Central Time and the hurricane still has not made landfall on the US shores.
*Note: A Category 1 is the lowest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale before a storm is classified as a tropical storm.
I guess theyll have to dream up another distraction to keep our minds off the jobs that they are not creating, the Keystone Pipeline, and other real issues as these headlines have now proven themselves to be what they are: Hyperboles of the first degree. [On the plus side maybe this is their idea of stimulating the economy as no doubt millions of people went out and purchased items they might not have otherwise bought--water, flashlights, motel rooms inland, etc. Of course this may not have been on the plus side for many of these people as they might not have been able to afford these purchases.]
But the problem and danger with this type of exaggerated and irresponsible reporting is the same as that of the little boy who cried wolf. Maybe next time it really will be a Category 3 hurricane and thousands of people will not heed the warnings.
Addendum [added after publication of post]
This is not like it is the first time that the public have been grossly mislead by false impending apocalyptic warnings from the main stream media. Only a few months ago they were predicting that major portions of the West Coast were going to be consumed by a tsumini, resulting from the Japanese earthquake.
OoOoOhh...Moochie’s gonna be mad that she had to cut her vacay short just for a Cat. 1. ;)
Reminds me of the media induced hysteria over the “bird flu” and other stories they have manufactured in the past. When you have talking heads on TV 24 hours a day, you have to manufacture drivel for them to spout. TV news is all useless bullshit. Casey Anthony 24/7 with commentary from geniuses like Geraldo!
When I was boy, you could put a hurricane on a leash and take it for a walk around the block. Feed it a couple of Florida Keys or a trailer park and it would be through for the summer.
Is that Ray Nagin’s blog?
Would like to know how much she is being paid...IIRC (from a friend) it's an astronomical paycheck and expenses...(His rate would be $300 per hour)
Time to investigate these wages.
Well that’s just stupid. Its because rich people don’t pay enough taxes.
A cat 1 can have sustained winds of 85mph which can do a hell of a lot of damage. One person has already been killed in NC due to a fallen tree. Do not underestimated the damage that can be caused by a cat 1.
WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!
All media realize they can’t let a crisis go to waste. It’s about revenue.
She looks like the local bag lady in that pic
That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.
Look at that poor Somali refugee family leaving everything behind to flee civil war and oppression.
Oh...that’s the President of the US just cutting his vacation short to act like he cares about “common people” getting in the way of a storm?
All the "experts" with the world's fanciest computer models can't even predict what a hurricane will do with very much accuracy, yet they want us to believe they can predict what the temperatures will decades and centuries from now. It's beyond laughable.
>>That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.
It is very likely when the animals that live in a neighborhood attack the power company crews sent to restore the power.
Please...we lost electricity for 10 days in the middle of winter....Upstate NY
“All media realize they cant let a crisis go to waste. Its about revenue.”
Obama and his media will use this storm for blame along with everything else except him for the U.S. recession / depression.
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