But both took a break from their signature topics. The headlines for both deal with weather. And that's because that's the breaking news for 72 million people in America.
Here is the coverage from Drudge Report. It's restricted to catastrophic flooding in Northern There will also be heavy snowfall in some areas. The possible consequences sound biblical.
Here is the Daily Mail's more general article which zeroes on the 8 inches of snow in Greensboro, North Carolina and the closing of snowy I-91 in Connecticut because of a 25-car pile-up. In CT, the main highways are everything in transportation. When they shut-down so does so much else.
With the exception of CT, which is used to horrific weather events (remember Sandy!), the story is big because those areas affected by rain and snow are not the usual suspects. CA, as we know, has faced drought conditions. And NC is positioned and packaged as blessed with uneventful weather conditions.
Here in Eastern Ohio, weather is rarely news. When snow is forecasted, the shelves in the supermarkets aren't stripped bare. The stoicism is right out "American Gothic." This week there had been snow and frigid cold. So?
On the other hand, in Manhattan, which might receive about five inches of snow, many residents likely have their undies in a bunch. Restaurants hold their breathe about cancelled reservations. Shopkeepers feel cursed.
But lawyers in the Big Apple know there is no such thing as a now day. Or a holiday, for that matter. They will get the work out somehow.
Whether weather is a major story or not depends on the location's attitude about uncertainty and inconvenience.
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