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Daley Down On "Snowmaggedon"

Rips weather hysteria



    NBC's Snowmageddon '09.

    Mayor Daley's record as a media critic ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous, but this one he's got right:

    “I know we have 24-hour weather stations. But, every year we get snowstorms. It snows in Chicago during the winter. It gets icy and we get cold weather. We’ve all lived here.”

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    Daley was criticizing the media's penchant for weather hysteria.

    Though the Sun-Times reported his target as the Internet, it sounds more like he's talking about cable-TV. Where else do you find 24-hour weather stations?

    But let's face it, broadcast TV has long been in the weather hysteria business. We're guilty! 

    After all, who else brought you Snowmageddon '09, a follow-up to last year's Snowpocalypse 08? 

    Maybe this is what the mayor was talking about.