|CALIFORNIA'S OROVILLE DAM AT RISK|
|BUDDY, BACK AT THE BEACH|
Yesterday was pretty nice, and Buddy and I went to the beach for the first time in weeks, as my shoulder is slowly getting better and I am feeling up to more activity. He had a great time running up and down the strand, and I got some badly needed fresh air and sunshine, and even a little exercise.
The news media is truly incompetent in so many ways, and not just about politics. We were all caught up yesterday in the drama of California's Oroville Dam, at 750' the nation's highest, as it threatened to collapse and inundate several hundred thousand people. Today, nothing.
As though tens of thousands of people were not evacuated. Nothing. I was particularly concerned about relatives in Oroville, so perhaps I was more sensitive to the situation than most. But the fact remains, the news media sensationalizes everything, wrings all the news out of it for as long as it can until something more sensational replaces it, and then it stops reporting on it entirely. Everything for sensation, little for information.
We are treated like children with an attention deficit disability.