News media never misses the chance to engage in panic headlines. Look, it sells papers. Or it did, no one reads newspapers anymore.

Rush Limbaugh made claims on his show of people going about their normal business of life in Japan and brought all damnation on himself for saying such a thing. Another talker made reference to the idea is was punishment from God. That stirred the wrath of the press.

Now there's a different take on the whole "world is ending" scenario. I don't think the writer of View From The Porch is from Montana, but he sure could be.

Here's a recent post

Dear news media:
Remember back in '50s and early '60s, when we set off something like 900 atomic bombs in Nevada? And how we just let the fallout blow wherever and it landed all over the eastern US? And how it wiped out life as we know it and all that was left from Colorado to the Atlantic were six-legged rats battling two-headed cockroaches in the glowing ruins?

Yeah. Exactly. So shut up with the panic already.

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