Thursday, July 5, 2012

Leg is better. CBS screws up. Esplanade Evacuated In Boston « CBS Boston

Just a quickie because I have to see the doctor at 1:30 today. My leg feels better but it still gets fatigued when I stand and walk for about 4 hours. I'm hoping for another week of a reduced, restricted shifts. 20 hours instead of 40.

If anybody watched the fireworks from Boston last night. CBS really did a strange thing. They never reported that there was a brief but severe thunder and lightning storm. Everybody in front of the stage (100,000 to 250,000 people.) was ordered into a nearby tunnel because of the lightning. There were several lightning strikes in the area including two people who were hit while standing near a grill. This was not on the Esplanade but in the Boston area. What CBS showed at 10pm was a tape from the previous nights rehearsal concert. They never informed national viewers. If you were watching locally, the show actually starts at 8pm. So local viewers were informed that everybody in front of the stage was evacuated into a nearby tunnel. Everybody on the other side of the river, another 100,000, 200,000 (who really knows) were evacuated to a local mall in Cambridge. I do find it hard to believe they got that many people to got into a mall. By the time the fireworks started everybody was back and that was shown live.

Esplanade Evacuated In Boston « CBS Boston
The local CBS station had informed us that the 1812 Overature shown was from the previous night. It does make me wonder about the news in general. They can decide what to tell you and not to tell you. Walter Cronkite must be spinning in his grave.
OK it's time for me to get ready for the day. 

I'm outta here.


  1. And Dan Rather is sighing out loud. What a crummy thing to do. You are so right, we are spoon fed what the news networks want us to know.
    I hope your leg is better but that you still get to be on reduced hours. ;-)

  2. I am completely TOTALLY in agreement with you about what the media that cheerfully calls itself the NEWS choose to say and the slant they put on it. It's one of the main reasons I refuse to watch it. I read my news. The strong bias that is dislayed on all three networks is sickening.

  3. Hope your leg is getting better , it's good to hear you are reduced hours Paul.

  4. The 1812 overature was not as good as we remembered them playing. Because of the heat we thought Arnie would show the video of last years fireworks but everyone wanted the free watermelon so Arnie lost out. You sure must have banged up that leg. I understand about the quickie. Hope the doc cures ya. Good thing you have alot of money cause 20 hours could hurt as much as your leg. Take care my friend.
    Now to try and do the dang verify thingie....