How to Report Snow
As you may heard, it snowed last week in Washington, D.C., and today it is snowing in New York City. It also snowed in other parts of the country, but that’s not relevant here because snow in other parts of the country doesn’t inspire massive media overcoverage.
In any case, I’m assuming that the good people at “The Daily Show” will be dissecting said overcoverage very soon. But for now, we’ll have to make do with a British takedown of that country’s snow overcoverage last month, via Charlie Brooker.
I don’t like it quite as much as his more sweeping takedown of TV news in general. But aside from a few problems with the British/American language barrier, it does the job. Thanks to Mike Dunn, via Jeff Jarvis, via Bernie Gershon, for spotting.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a respite from snow non-news, Twitter isn’t the worst place to go right now.