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Record-breaking Crest

The Red River has already risen above the 112-year-old record and is still rising. It is projected to stay at flood levels for up to a week.

The CBC is the go-to source for information on the flooding as they cover the event in the US, Record-high Red River prompts evacuations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and in Canada, Cold slows flooding in Winnipeg, but warmer days ahead.

The US coverage is centered on Fargo, as if the Missouri wasn’t also at flood stage, and pretty much ignores Minnesota and Manitoba. For some reason US editors have tunnel vision, and won’t deal with regional problems. The biggest city in an area is the only place that is apt to get mentioned.

12 comments

1 cookie jill { 03.27.09 at 10:18 pm }

They already covered Minnesota with that bridge go boom thing and they don’t want to bring up that pesky Senate race.

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2 Bryan { 03.27.09 at 10:29 pm }

If they could locate a blond cheerleader in danger at her father’s estate, then it would be 24-7 coverage. They really are pathetic and wonder why people are turning them off.

3 cookie jill { 03.28.09 at 9:15 pm }

Move that murdered little girl trial to Minnesota and Nancy Grace would be covering the flooding

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4 Bryan { 03.28.09 at 9:45 pm }

That is too true, and she would be speculating on what the flood waters might reveal about the case when they recede. There are some truly annoying people on TV which is why I don’t miss it.

5 hipparchia { 03.29.09 at 1:16 am }
6 Bryan { 03.29.09 at 1:39 pm }

It’s the monitor you are looking at, but someone else has the keyboard and mouse to make you look at what they want, instead of what you want.

7 hipparchia { 03.30.09 at 8:07 pm }

someone else has the keyboard and mouse? how quaint. that seems so… 20th century.

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8 Bryan { 03.30.09 at 10:20 pm }

Well, I do remember when a two-button mouse was considered pushing the envelope.

9 hipparchia { 03.30.09 at 11:54 pm }

well, *i* remember when mouses were nothing more than catfood. 😈

10 Bryan { 03.31.09 at 1:07 am }

I remember when the plural was mice.

11 hipparchia { 03.31.09 at 9:51 pm }
12 Bryan { 03.31.09 at 10:14 pm }

Not unless I figure out what a cubit is real soon. I am really sick of the rain. 17 days this month.