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I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

White House Evacuated!


Sometimes, you just have to love the Drudge Report.

"Panic" was the right word to describe the images shown on CNN around noon today as staff workers and reporters evacuated the White House. The images were captivating, as security forces ran and walked around with guns, being complete bad asses.

Apparently, a pilot flew into restricted airspace, starting the evacuation. He will be "interviewed" according to reports, which means he will probably be poked up his behind with a glowing hot poker and will be immediately shipped to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Or, perhaps not.



I'm glad the White House acted as it did though. Better to be safe than sorry.

But it did show the absurdity of instant-news. CNN (and I don't want to pick on them, but that's just what I happened to turn on) showed images of people running around, and speculated about things they really knew nothing about. It was captivating television, but not really informative.

Within a half hour though, CNN did rebound and started talking about some of the details of the procedures involved, and what little actual facts they had.

Because no one was hurt, it was a fun moment for television, but no necessarily the best moment for news programs.

Sometimes, it is better to think before you talk.

Unfortunately, live television news programs do not have that luxury.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jackie Chiles said...

"Sometimes, it is better to think before you talk."

Wouldn't it be nice...

Friday, 13 May, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

It would make the news much more tolerable Jackie.

Friday, 13 May, 2005  
Blogger Jackie Chiles said...

Unfortunately, it's not just the news that's afflicted with that disease.

Saturday, 14 May, 2005  

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