Media hysteria

Media hysteria

The earthquake/tsunami in Asia is definitely a tragedy as is every person lost. Even one victim leaves behind a gaping hole in a family.

But we should be aware of the tendency of the media to overhype eventsusly estimated.)

1556 Shanshi, China 830,000
1662 Anhwei, China 300,000
1693 Catania, Sicily 153,000
1703 Jeddo, Japan 200,000
1730 Hokkaido, Japan 137,000
1730 Qili, China 100,000
1737 Calcutta, India 300,000
1850 Sichuan, China 300,000
1886 Java 100,000
1920 Gansu, China 100,000
1923 Tokyo, Japan 142,000
1927 Nan-Shan, China 200,000
1976 China est. up to 800,000

It doesn’t take anything away from the current tragedy to be accurate in reporting and avoid the hype and hysteria.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
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