Letter: Tsunami causes media hysteria

The Sendai mega-earthquake not only sent a tsunami of water over parts of coastal Japan, but also one of hysteria over the Canadian media.

The Sendai mega-earthquake not only sent a tsunami of water over parts of coastal Japan, but also one of hysteria over the Canadian media. As Japan struggles to get a grip on its damaged reactors, environmentalists are seizing the opportunity in a bid to fan panic across the country, and are now demanding that our reactors are unsafe.

Regrettably, the confusion is often media-related. I haven’t see one Canadian media report that is balanced. It starts out with the doomsday scenarios, building as it goes, providing little balance at the end, and even less to temper the panic. Then there are the media who have many sources of news in Japan, but seem compelled to sent more, even after the Japanese government levied a warning to relief and Search & Rescue workers to be prepared to feed yourself.

I don’t mean to compound the situation, however I must warn of another meltdown that has already occurred. Someone get me a bucket of water to throw on the first media type I see.

William Perry, Victoria

Just Posted

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria

Husband/wife duo join band for April 6 show at the Royal Theatre, tickets on sale now

Celtic Vespers service welcomes award-winning Ecclestons

Vancouver Island MPower Award winners perform Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

WINE NOTES: Discovering valuable Spanish gems

Check out the Spain section of your local wine store, recommends Monday expert Robert Moyes

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Stein and Dine at Victoria Public Market celebrates German food, beverages, culture on Oct. 19

Restaurant Review: Authentic Mexican molé hits the spot

Restaurante la Tortilla Mexicana’s hearty, spicy sauce works well over enchiladas, writes Allan Reid

Fashion Fridays: How to pose in photos

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra launches new season

First up: Celebrating the Concerto on Oct. 27

Most Read