Friday, November 14, 2008

More Plastic In The Ocean...

First it was NPR. Now it's PBS.

Once again we break the stories first. Well, actually, someone else breaks a story and then we put it on here and then the mainstream media picks up on it and we claim to have broken the story first. I am clearly ignoring the fact that EIGN doesn't actually do any "reporting."

Back on July 11th EIGN reported about how the Pacific ocean is filling up with trash. Last night the News Hour With Jim Lehrer aired a substantive ten minute segment about the same thing.
*Their conclusion: This is probably a bad thing, but we don't know for sure, however this could be the start of the end of the world. Okay, so they didn't use that phrase exactly, but they might of well have.
*Our conclusion: We dump so much freaking plastic into the ocean that from now on when I'm enjoying my favorite sushi I will have to worry about being poisoned by plastics and not mercury. And I love my sushi. Clearly there is always something to worry about when it comes to raw fish.

So take that PBS. Some blog about the coming end of the world beat YOU to a story. I fully expect All Things Considered will air a piece about this in February.

Full clip of the television segment can be found here.

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