Hermeneutic of Suspicion

Public radio weather report:

“Cloudy. Intermittent rain, possibly heavy at times, especially in southern sections of the listening area. Drier north. Winds out of the north, 5-10 miles per hour with occasional gusts up to 15 miles per hour.”

Local TV “news” weather report:

“It’s going to be a real nor-Easter out there, folks, so batten down the hatches. We could see some trees and power lines come down, and possible flooding.”

Same weather. The intent of one interpretation is to inform. The intent of the second is to incite fear.

Word of the day: hermeneutic.

Upshot: There is no such thing as a neutral point of view.

(That’s my opinion.)