Monday, January 17, 2011
You would think that this climate would at least generate some truth, some of the time. Or at least allow you to decipher fact from opinion. Yet it seems the most common result is the continuing polarization of our citizens against one another. Whether its politics, religion, or your local sports team...you are never without others who share and OPPOSE your point of view. So we cheer our team and boo our enemy. We march for our rights and protest our neighbor. We say "hook'em horns"...wait...I got sidetracked there!
Perhaps I am expecting too much when I think the weather report should at least be accurate and "spin-free"! Yet more often than not, especially in the Dallas area, weather is forecast incorrectly OR the CURRENT CONDITIONS are severely exaggerated! Forecasting error, I can forgive...although its very annoying how often this happens given our technological advances. But when you cannot truthfully report the current condition of things, I have a BIG problem. How difficult is it to look at your surroundings and then tell others what you see?
Sunday, January 9th we had three to four inches of snow fall. It was enough that me and the kids built a snowman (more about that in the next post). Had I believed ANY of the morning news on January 10th, I might have stayed at home and not dared to traverse to work. But alas, I have lived here long enough to know that our local media reports that which gets a reaction, not what is actually happening. So I filmed a minute or so of my commute just to prove a point. Enjoy!
*** The radio voice is just a humorous re-enactment of the types of things that were being said that morning on the tv news. ***