Having easily made it through Irene here in New York City, it's easy to joke about the media hype or exploitation of the hurricane. But when you look at these pictures coming out of Vermont, hype doesn't seem the right word. Wilmington, Ludlow, Brattleboro and Rutland have all seen major destruction, such as:
Any Ricocheters from Vermont able to update us on how you all are doing?
And what do you all think about the media coverage? Overdone or appropriate? My own view is that it was overdone but mostly because it failed to reflect the changing nature of Irene as she weakened, slowed down and became less destructive. Still a problem but not the worst case scenario some media outlets wanted her to be. Toby Harnden at the Telegraph, on the other hand, makes a good case for media malpractice with the hype.