Yep. Now every time someone sees a shooting star or fireball and captures it on video, uploads it to YouTube, it will be BREAKING NEWS on Fox, CNN, etc.
Yeah, right. Last night Foxnews gave the Russian meteor maybe 10 seconds, tops. CNN and MSNBC ignored it completely. As for the asteroid that passed so close, all three networks completely ignored it. They had “important” stuff to talk about, like how bad it smelled on that cruise ship. If you had watched those networks last night, you would never have known about the Russian meteor.
Really? Then you must not have been watching the same Fox News and CNN I was last night (I never watch MSNBC BTW, not even for a millisecond). Yea the Carnival cruise ship got a lot of coverage, more than it deserved IMO, but I saw several stories, a lot more than 10 seconds worth, that covered both the Russian meteor and the close passing of the meteor video clips and some interviews with witnesses and some scientists. And they were still covering the story this morning.
This is a good example of exactly what I was talking about chessplayer not so much the article which isnt all that too bad, but the news video. Now and probably for many months to come, every time someone sees a shooting star or a meteor streak across the sky, rather common events BTW, it will get all sorts media coverage and comparisons will be made to the Russian meteor and to such and extent that breathless news readers will infer and low information type folks will believe that all of a sudden there are just so many of them, more now than ever before it would seem and ask why is this happening all of a sudden? when just like the Summer of the Shark in truth, they happen all the time with no more or less frequency than before.
I predict that 2013 will be the "Spring of the Meteors" (although "Cruise Ship Sewage Disaster Worse Than the Titanic" might be in the running as well) just as 2001 was the Summer of the Sharks, and some year, I dont remember which it was, was the Poison Apple Year thanks in part to Meryl Streep, and some other year was the Dead Fish Washing Up On The Shore Year, and some other was the Run Away Car Accelerators Year
.etc. and on and on, that is of course until some other sensational and overwrought story takes over.