Storm porn

Storm porn: (From Mark Glaser’s OJR piece, “Six lessons from online coverage of Hurricane Rita”) “It’s storm porn,” Simon told me. “Quit hyping it, quit standing in the middle of it, and tell people where the shelters are and inform people. Don’t stand out there in the wind. If you’re going to do that, then get an inflatable monkey and put it out there and let it blow around. Anderson Cooper is no better than a crash-test dummy when he’s doing that.”