posted at 11/16/2012 4:37 PM EST
In response to JintsFan's comment:
In response to shenanigan's comment:
The major media outlets are based in NY and mostly are unaware that there are things outside of NY, let alone that there are more things outside of NY than in it. They operate on the presumption that everyone who is not in NY wants to be in NY, but luckily they made the cut and can stay in NY. As members of the chosen race of New Yorkians it is their job to inform everyone of what is going on in NY because any event's importance is directly related to it's proximity to NY.
No doubt, we all heard about the world changing cataclysmic storm known as Hurricane Sandy that hit hit NY and killed 41 people (about 80 in total), no doubt tragic though not a Hurricane when it hit NY. Perhaps you've heard of Hurricane Stan in 2005 that killed almost 2000 people, or Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 killing 3,000. Sure those hurricanes were almost a hundred times more deadly but how can any of them be the storm of the century and warrant media coverage like the one that hit NY?
Or remember the great NY blackout of 2003. People in NY actually lost power, for like a whole day. For weeks it's all that was on the news, NYers could not stop patting themselves on the back because they had managed to not murder a bunch of people during this crisis! Amazing! The city reveled in it's resilience. I think the rest of the world didn't want to break the news to them that losing power for a day or so was something that has happenned to almost everyone in the world before, and nobody really though it was a big deal.
oh and btw shenny any other city in the history of this great nation ever have an attack the size and scope of 9/11? jerk
then again why would any terrorist would give a damn enough to attack boston or anything else in new england
Sorry, gints, but the media holds its collective breath for stories coming across the wire services datelined: New York City. Point in case: do you REALLY and HONESTLY believe that the mayor of any other large US city would get traction/attention for months over "banning" sugared soft drinks over 16 oz?
It's a fact that if it's datelined NYC, it's news, whether it's truly newsworthy or not. Plus, yoiu prove the "better than yiu" attitude with your reference that NY is NOT Boston. Well, Hello! and DUH! to you. No ka ka, Einstein! I don't live in Beantown, but I can most assuredly guarandamntee you that I wioudl NEVER want to live in NYC. You can keep it. You deserve it.