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Mayor Daley Faults Media For Snowstorm Hysteria

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Dec 8, 2009 10:40PM

The first flakes of the season's first big snowstorm are falling just now and we could see anywhere from 1 inch to 4 feet of snow depending on who you believe (and really, we believe only what our eyes see in terms of the weather sometimes). And as that first storm rolls in, Mayor Daley today blamed the media for something else: hysteria over the snow. Thing is...well, he's right. The media does kind of go a little bit overboard. In fact, so much so that they're even self-aware of it, as the videos below show [via the geniuses at EiT].

Said Mayor Daley, “I know we have 24-hour weather stations. But, every year we get snowstorms. It snows in Chicago during the winter. It gets icy and we get cold weather. We’ve all lived here.” He then added the zen-like, "You’re gonna do what you’re gonna do. I understand that.” And on that note, we're going to go grease up the sled for this season's first Snow-mageddon.