Sunday, January 09, 2011

Aflockalypse Now: it's common

I knew this was the case. I didn't write anything about it, but I knew the mass bird deaths were an ordinary occurrence. How did I know? Because the media doesn't tell the truth, and even when they do, it's deliberately out of context to increase viewers and product sales.

After being treated to this latest media obscenity (and the drones who read headlines and get scared over nothing), the truth finally surfaces, just as I knew it would:

    Federal records show they happen on average every other day somewhere in North America. Usually, we don't notice them and don't try to link them to each other.

    "They generally fly under the radar," said ornithologist John Wiens, chief scientist at the California research institution PRBO Conservation Science.

The list of false terror created or greatly exaggerated by the media is getting really long:

Y2K - the former undisputed heavyweight champ

Global cooling

Global warming - defeated Y2K for the biggest non-story in history


Bird flu

Foot and mouth disease

Mad cow disease

Swine flu / H1N1 - a flue that was as mild as seasonal flu and not more infectious somehow was labeled a pandemic and caused Mexicans to be quarantined in some Asian countries all because of the media, not reality

Acid rain


Hurricane Katrina - even a genuine disaster had to be exaggerated all out of proportion; inaccurate outbursts by single sources were often reported as fact in newspapers across the country

Unintended acceleration, Audi

Unintended acceleration, the sequel, Toyota

Disappearing bees

Jacking off

Mass bird deaths

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