Josh Marshall engages in some uncharacteristically dumb “snow journalism”:
In New York City, there seems to be some level of scandal brewing over the city being wholly unprepared for the storm.
I doubt that NYC was “wholly unprepared” for the storm. I suppose they are prepared for the average snowfall in the area, and they just experienced something way out of the ordinary (32 inches in less than a day, as shown on the video from nearby Belmar, NJ, is more than the average annual snowfall of 28 inches for New York City). Here in Rochester, we prepare for far worse, because we generally get far worse, but we also pay a lot more for plows, crews and salt.
Those are the ugly facts, but when the snow starts falling, they go out the window. The city is “unprepared”. It’s a “snowpocalypse”. No, it’s a “tradeoff”, something that even smart journalists like Josh Marshall seem incapable of reporting about.
That said, the way to get around stupid journalism is to get out a shovel, as one of the smarter urban politicians in the country, Cory Booker, demonstrates on his Twitter feed.