Large Storm in US Disrupts British News

It wasn’t the lead story today – the murder of an off-duty prison officer in Northern Ireland saw to that – but it still beat the potential loss of 6,000 jobs (count that, 6,000 jobs) at Comet electrical stores down the item list and also, if memory serves, a little local squabble about EU contributions.

Well the US is a large, not-too-far-away country of which we know on the one hand too much and on the other, sadly, not enough.

It’s a disaster for those involved of course, and a tragedy for the dead and their families but did the people of the UK really need such saturation coverage?

Hurricane Sandy also hit Haiti, Barbados and Cuba and we learned far less about that. But they don’t speak English.

Oh, wait. In Barbados they do.

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