Amen to all of that. There's a large subset of people who are quick to trumpet their jaded/oppositional affect about literally any event that impacts others. The ones I've talked to about it seem to be very sensitive to anyone thinking they might be taken in by sensationalism, and so preemptively deem everything just that. Unsurprisingly, many of these folks consume a staggering amount of sensationalist/conspiracist junk and yet are quite unsure of their myriad reactionary stances, so you get into the performative aspect of it, which they think makes them come off like The Fonz, but is transparently Ralph Malph.everything becomes history. yesterday, i tried the mcdonalds cheese danish. It was an historic moment. It is part of history.
I saw all the people claiming the media was overstating this hurricane when it was developing. Not so much now.
The news is just regular people who, for whatever reason, want to report news. Since they are just regular people, they are just as stupid as goldilocks, so, when they report the news, they try to figure out what fits, sometimes they nail it, sometimes they miss... the big question is, where WERE the three bears?
Coolio died yesterday, that impacted me emotionally far more than the Queen.... both are historic events... they happened in the past. See how it works?
I'm just trying to imagine being so confident in my ignorance that I proclaim a hurricane a non-event while it's still over the ocean. I think the aftermath we've seen today might make me pause and reconsider my worldview, but then you don't get that way from being introspective. So it goes.