I'm reminded of Three Mile Island in the way all the "reporting" was just a storm of speculation in lieu of facts...lots of hand wringing, and not much investigating. Granted, you don't do "60 Minutes Ambush-Style" interviews of a nuclear power plant in distress. Once these things scram and experience an "incident" everything must be done remotely. There's no place for a reporter and cameraman to barge into with lights and mics blazing...out of sight by necessity, not easy, not ideal, and ripe for speculation.
Since Three Mile Island in 1979, media availability has multiplied a thousandfold. Unfortunately, media malpractice enjoys similar inflation numbers.
"Wowee Zowie!!! The creek on our property, DRY CREEK, sure isn't dry this morning...it's a roaring river!!!! I'll bet we have next years firewood trees down by the end of the day"
An hour later I was watching The Trainwreck News. They had a remote truck at Dry Creek, way downstream in the Big Valley, where Dry Creek is just five feet below flood stage. Up in Grass Valley, my friend's place received 3-4 inches of rain overnight.
|And after shoveling almost a foot of Sierra Cement!|
Good Noon News
Dry Creek has crested now that it's clearing over the Valley. The snow has stopped for now in Truckee