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Is the media frenzy about the whales in Sacramento too much

Original post made by Whale watcher, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 18, 2007

Once again, whales getting lost is leading to a media frenzy which in turn is making a tourist attraction for many. Are we going to have another children's book written as a sequel? Are we going to have day trips to Sacramento to see the whales?

Are all the people complete with helicopters and news vans really doing a service to the whales, or should we leave the scientists alone to sort out the problem in a quiet manner which would probably be the best thing for the whales themselves?


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Posted by eric
a resident of Mountain View
on May 18, 2007 at 4:17 pm

Cant say that I disagree, but stories like this inevitably attract a lot of attention. Not that the media intentions are noble, but it certainly focuses positive attention on whales (and that was a first-rate kids' book-- motivated one of mine to learn to read!).

I would take 24/7 whale coverage over a half hour of Anna Nicole's baby-- wouldnt you?

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Posted by anon.
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 18, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Whale? what whale?

Seriously, we are in California, and even in this day and age, we still get excited when an
enormous mammal swims into the bay and up the sacramento river. get over it. if you want
to blast the media, which is a noble thing to do, perhaps you should focus your anger on something a little more worthy of reproach, like the way in which they greatly assisted the selling of war to the american people, for instance. Save the whales! Did you forget what's important?

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 19, 2007 at 6:20 am

I'll take the whales over Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton, gas prices, the Warriors losing, and war for a change.
Forheavensakes, LIGHTEN UP!!