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Originally Posted by 98uk View Post
You get back to me when you can fill a news crew with people that have a full knowledge of nuclear powerplants. Seriously, stop being ridiculous. I agree that it's frustrating when they try to talk about something they obviously have no idea about, but that's when experts should be brought in.

What channel do you watch btw? I mean no disrespect, but I think it's a global view than US news isn't the most professional or filled with the brightest people. It's perhaps a last resort sort of thing. There are some good international channels to watch things unfold.
Not sure what has prompted you to take this tone with me on the subject at hand. I am quite offended.

I am not in the US; therefore, I do not watch their news.

I was merely making a remark. If you don't know anything about Nuclear Power Plants, bring in the Experts (of course this is common sense, but news reporters are taking on roles that they should not be by reporting on these situations). You need to find an expert on the type of plant they are speaking of. In this case, we are talking about a BWR/4 if I recall correctly.

Not all Nuclear experts will know how a BWR/4 operates (that's a fact).
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No more updates?
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Not sure what has prompted you to take this tone with me on the subject at hand. I am quite offended.

I am not in the US; therefore, I do not watch their news.

I was merely making a remark. If you don't know anything about Nuclear Power Plants, bring in the Experts (of course this is common sense, but news reporters are taking on roles that they should not be by reporting on these situations). You need to find an expert on the type of plant they are speaking of. In this case, we are talking about a BWR/4 if I recall correctly.

Not all Nuclear experts will know how a BWR/4 operates (that's a fact).
Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as rude, that's not how I intended what I wrote to sound like. What I meant was, it's a bit ridiculous to expect a news reader to know the ins and outs of every single story. A good news channel will accept that and always bring in experts. The rather more cheap, horrible ones try and have hosts bluff their way through technical terms and it comes off as awful.

I was implying that US news agencies (I assumed most broadcast in Canada as well (seemed to when I lived there)) are fairly well known for not being particularly good and therefore if you were getting frustrated with coverage, try and pick up some international channels like BBC or All-Jazeera. IIRC, there is one OK US news channel and that's pretty much it?
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Originally Posted by 98uk View Post
Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as rude, that's not how I intended what I wrote to sound like. What I meant was, it's a bit ridiculous to expect a news reader to know the ins and outs of every single story. A good news channel will accept that and always bring in experts. The rather more cheap, horrible ones try and have hosts bluff their way through technical terms and it comes off as awful.

I was implying that US news agencies (I assumed most broadcast in Canada as well (seemed to when I lived there)) are fairly well known for not being particularly good and therefore if you were getting frustrated with coverage, try and pick up some international channels like BBC or All-Jazeera. IIRC, there is one OK US news channel and that's pretty much it?
I think that there is a difference between: presenting a story with facts and interpreting the facts and telling a story.

I think that news reporters (that don't in fact know what is going on) should be presenting a story with the facts (ie// Japan's government has asked people living within 12 miles to evacuate and those between 12 miles and 18 miles to stay indoors). If they are not qualitfied to speak about the Nuclear Plant and what little information that we get from the officials then they should not be commenting on them unless to say that at xx:xx there was a H-explosion.

Essentially: Leave it to the experts to interpret the information in order to formulate an explanation of what is going on.

From what I gathered: you at least agree with me on that

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With regards to the US news channels: I think that Canada does in fact get CNN. I do not watch TV so I could not tell you more. I listen to the radio (CBC) in order to gather my information. I have had to go else where to find out what they were also trying to convey.
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these are the only reliable sites to get updates. If you don't find updates here, other sites are just speculating.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv

http://jibtv.com/program/fullscreen.aspx?page=0
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1854: Some experts say the situation at the nuclear power plant may be stabilising: "We more or less do not expect to see anything worse than what we are seeing now," Hidehiko Nishiyama of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency is quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying.
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Originally Posted by aweir View Post
these are the only reliable sites to get updates. If you don't find updates here, other sites are just speculating.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv

http://jibtv.com/program/fullscreen.aspx?page=0
Not quite the only ones:

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/japan_nuclear_crisis/

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Japan_earthquake2

^ these are news agencies, so they get the information firsthand. The newspapers/sites and the broadcasters either copy-paste the info from the news agencies or attempt to interpret/reword it.

There might be other agencies that are providing breaking news on this matter, but I'm unaware of them.
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All the rumors in the media is not helping the situation...

It sickens me to know how little news reporters actually know about Nuclear Power Plants.

From what I have gathered the past few days all of this was under control (yes there were some H-explosions, but they were to be expected). Given that the plant is in fact a BWR/4.
You got that right.

It's sickening how the news isn't reporting "news" because there's nothing "new" to report, instead they make it sound and look like a theatrical movie trailer to inject panic and fear among the population.

What's even more pathetic is how California reported the little waves hitting the coast making sound like the end of the world, oh gimme a break.

Everyday we see these little diagrams made by some idiot trying to explain a meltdown on the news when most of these morons can't even make themselves breakfast.
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Everyday we see these little diagrams made by some idiot trying to explain a meltdown on the news when most of these morons can't even make themselves breakfast.
Why bother? That's what having "people" is for.
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I live in Vancouver, British Columbia which is across the pacific from Japan... will I be affected?
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