I have two complaints today.
CNN isn't changing to Egypt time.I swear two hours ago I heard Anderson Cooper say, "The mass protest is scheduled to begin at daybreak today, just two short hours." A few hours later I tune in and hear him say the exact same thing, on replay, because CNN says "The mass protest is scheduled to begin at daybreak today. This is history in the - ops - time for bed. Here's a re-run." Do they think they can play history like the Olympics? "Shhh... just pretend it hasn't happened until prime time." I decided to get some live tv on the CNN web site, where they have the Nile TV Live feed. I swear I went there and ... sigh ... I am soooo American.
The '11 Blizzard is Making Me Look Bad. Here's another example of media hype. I stayed at home today because everyone assured me I would die if I got on the roads. Weather.com said the ice storm would begin in two hours! Hunker down. Two hours later. "Ice storm will begin in two hours!" I could have gone to work. If I wake up tomorrow and hear a weatherman say, "Whew, Saint Louis dodged a bullet" I will stalk him and pelt him with ice cubes.