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10-30-2012, 02:19 PM
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I'm convinced that the sole purpose of news programming in Pittsburgh is to scare old people.

And there's no denying they did a damn good job of doing that with this whole recent storm b.s. I would be willing to bet that their ratings and website traffic were off the charts.

Folks were acting like it was armagedden when in reality it was no different than a slight rain storm.

Just goes to show how this country is so media-dominated that some folks lose touch with reality. The perception of this storm (at least in western PA) was much different than reality.

Fear and greed are two of the raw emotions that can drive various actions - there's no doubt that the media has a knack for exploiting those emotions all in a quest for ratings and advertising revenue.

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