We had a little temblor in So Cal at 11:42 this morning. They reported it as a 5.6, then inflated it to a 5.8 and now it's been downgraded to a 5.4 - hey, it's Hollywood.
It lasted a bit longer than usual and I admit it was a pretty good ride at my house. But it didn't make me want to huddle under my desk or run to the nearest doorway.
So, why am I writing this?
Against the media.
They are running this as Live Breaking News non-stop, no commercial breaks. Talking to every Tom, Dick and Harry from those who are close to the epicenter and those who are so far away they probably didn't feel anything. Still, the anchor asks over and over again, "How did it feel where you are?" There's no major damage here, no reports of injury...just a little adrenalin rush.
What's the big deal people?
Why do our media outlets drone on and on and on over nothing?
They could easily condense everything they've said in the past hour and a half down to 5 minutes max.
And it's not just earthquakes. It's hi-speed and even lo-speed chases, it's the celebrity crap, it's legal crap...