News outlets around the world have been reporting on the potential impact of Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf region.
Some of the interest is because there was potential for the hurricane to disrupt the Republican Convention in Tampa (which it didn't). Now, the focus seems to be on whether the hurricane will damage the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Should the reporters be speculating on the potential damage? Does that protect people who could potentially be injured in some way? Or does this simply spread fear?
An LA weather reporter superimposed Hurricane Isaac over California in order to show the magnitude of the hurricane.
Is that a responsible thing to do or does that give people the impression that California will be struck by the hurricane?
Finally, should the hurricane in the Gulf region be news in Philadelphia? Or California? Or anywhere away from the Gulf region?
6 months ago