March 15, 2011
CHARLIE MARTIN: Fear The Media Meltdown, Not The Nuclear One.
The frustrating part about writing on this stuff is that people don’t seem to have any middle setting between “everything is fine” and “run in circles scream and shout”. So saying “no, it’s not Chernobyl” is interpreted as “it’s nothing.”
So let’s go ahead and make this clear: no, it’s still not Chernobyl. But no, it’s not nothing.
Too nuanced for most of our news media.