Alright, not all water from the helies reached the destination. However, water cannons and fire trucks were being used as well. Heck, the rising vapour confirms that the cooling attempt was effective to some point
- Kyodo. Why has nobody mentioned that yet?
Anyway, don't only highlight things that support your pessimistic views, please. There's enough material to support optimistic standpoints as well.
The newspaper/broadcaster articles are always reworded and their neutrality is veeeeery disputable. Mention the word "crisis" a few times, add several "frantic efforts", a ridiculous comparison or two, an "it is believed the radiation level is extremely high" (though no definite numbers) and you'll have a recipe for fear bordering on panic (aka one of the best environments for the mass media to work under). The last thing the world needs is more fearmongering speculations. While definite information is in scant supply and that could really be a stone in TEPCO's yard, at this point neither doom prophecies nor, of course, dismissal of the situation are the correct standpoints (heck, they never are!). The best thing to do in such a situation is to be objective when considering every news story that comes your way and keep an open mind about things. And while you're doing that, don't forget to have some friggin HOPE, for Overclocking's sake