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Selling Hype, Buying Pop Tarts

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This live, two hour segment of On the Money with Peter Hebert examines the economics of the media coverage on Hurricane Irene. Reportage of "horrific" waves" "collapsed" piers dominated the coverage. In a post-Hurricane Katrina world, media outlets provided a public service and competed for viewer loyalty by selling hype. We want to hear about your experience, lines will be open.

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Media hype
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Hurricane Irene
Pop Tarts
Katrina
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