ambiguity about volcano

CNN this morning had some breathtaking coverage of the erupting volcano in Hawaii.   The headline or titles on the screen read something like this:

Hawaiian Residents prepare to evacuate

Hawaiian Residents listen for eruptions and dodge lava bombs.

Hmmm, this just begs the question… is it only Residents of Hawaii that are worried about the Volcano?   What about tourists and non-residents that live there?   Non-Hawaiian residents?

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “ambiguity about volcano

    1. actually I was commenting on the CNN headline… it specifically stated “Hawaii residents prepare….” I hate stupid headlines. Visions of residents scurrying around trying to save their property while tourists just keep laying on the beach in the sun. sorry… I’m a stickler for precise statements.

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      1. Ah…now I see. Yes, they have to sensationalise everything don’t they? Mind you, this volcanic eruptions is pretty sensational all on its own.

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      2. MSNBC is even more a thorn in trump’s side than is CNN. Fox/Faux News is the trump cheer leader… the major news networks are ABC, CBS, and NBC they have been around since the beginning of (TV) time.

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      3. non-commercial? There are a handful of movie or local channels that do not have commercials, if that’s what you mean. ABC is one of the “local” channels…network channels. We do get the BBC here, but their are commercials as well. ….. oops, now I’m confused. I’m going to the store to buy milk…and donuts if they have any.

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      4. Um…here our ABC TV is funded by the government and, oddly enough, it’s the only channel that doesn’t spout whatever political bias the owners demand.

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      5. There are the university broadcasting channels, like WVIZ Cleveland which is city content and has educational content. It is supported largely by donations.

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      6. The university stations are part of National Public Radio, NPR. 45 is threatening to cut NPR’s funding. When I was driving to Akron for school several times a week I listened to the NPR station, first the one out of Cleveland State, the other out of Kent (I think.) Both stations were available, quality depending on weather conditions and limited range.

        NPR tends to be left-leaning, a thorn in trumpies side. Not only him, back when I was doing my graduate work at Akron and teaching there, George W Bush was president…the NPR content was critical to him. This was in my area of interest because of our messing with the Central American countries, Latin America is my field of study…

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      7. Here there isn’t an official government-official channel, but FOX News is pretty much vying for that position. Freedom of the Press is pretty much true, though there is (at least unofficial) censorship. However, with the present administration it may be possible (however improbable) that an official state news agency could (someday) come to fruition.

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      8. Gah, I’d never compare the ABC to Fox News. Rupert Murdoch may have been born here, but we are happy he’s not one of ours any more. He’s a nasty little king-maker.

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    2. Actually I gather that it isn’t near major cities, but last I heard it was heading for a nuke power plant….causing some frantic shutting down of reactors which apparently operate in some sequence.

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