It's downright bizarre watching the coverage of a (barely) tropical storm make landfall on the east coast.
Bizarre because, considering the daily stories of mob violence throughout cities across the US and the continuing financial crisis hitting America's denizens, the hurricane is not as much of a threat to the average citizen as the likelihood of being assaulted by a flash mob is.
Once again we see the media whipping up a staged drama for the people and the people responding like stunted sheep, baahhhing their way to the drama of the show.
Next up will be the "stories" of heroes and daring rescues, no doubt.
Tragically, Americans love myths (no matter how blatantly contrived) about themselves.