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February 15, 2003

I'm not so cynical

Daniel Radosh

as to say this timing was intentional, but while a number of people have pointed out how the media has fueled panic in response to the whole code orange nonsense, I haven't seen anyone acknowledge that the duct tape and plastic sheeting hype wouldn't have been nearly so dramatic if this wasn't sweeps month, when the news always runs "watch or broadcast or you risk death" reports.

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