Victoria Clare wrote:
> All absolutely true. But alas, properly reasoned and factually
> supported advice to 'be a bit careful and think ahead' is
> un-newsworthy enough that 99 times in 100 it will be totally ignored
> in the rush. At least panic gets noticed.
Oh, yeah, just like "War of the Worlds", right? Or... um... Y1K... or
mass suicides over the approach of a comet.... I'm sure other people
could come up with more examples...
I'll take cold scientific facts over panic and hysteria. People have a
right to know the truth even if it's not spectacular. You can't
exaggerate the facts just so people will notice.