The O’Reilly Factor has kept the term “bloviating” alive.
The Factor is usually accurate about its facts, but occasionally it bloviates without the facts. The recent electrical outages after Sandy elicited such an outburst. Why, it asked, isn’t the grid updated to prevent such horrendous outages?
The Factor was not alone in raising questions about the grid.
Others, such as IntelligentUtility magazine and the Union of Concerned Scientists, ranted about global warming. It should be pointed out that if the 1938 hurricane had hit land 60 miles farther to the West, New York City would have experienced greater flooding than it did from Sandy, and that was before Al Gore was born and global warming became a faux issue.
In fact, nearly every hurricane or major storm has invoked similar outbursts.
While it’s reasonable to question why power lines aren’t underground, the inference shouldn’t be that someone hasn’t done…
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