Mormon Media Observer: Mormon Media Observer: Fear and Fukushima — a journalism of a toxic, anxious culture


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  • bwoods Tucson, AZ
    March 21, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    Excellent article. I would just disagree with one point. I DO think that some journalists, or at the very least, some news outlets do hype certain news items to generate fear and therefore generate more revenue. But I think this article really was fine and was dead-on.

  • alliegower Bloomington, MN
    March 21, 2011 8:07 a.m.

    I was dropping my daughter off at school and listened to the radio on the way home. They were taking texts and calls about how scared people were here in Minnesota, because they had just learned they lived near a nuclear reactor. We are expecting flooding this spring.
    Why are they just now learning that they live near a nuclear reactor, and how will the flooding this year be more frightening than year's past.
    I think it's irresponsible when journalists and others use fear to gain listeners and advertisers.
    Thanks for the great article.
    Lesson in all of this: ALWAYS be prepared

  • kerplunk alpine, utah
    March 21, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    What a sensible, rational voice! Thank you.