By an edhat reader
Not long after the storms began last week, some small and big time news publications were running with a wildly inaccurate story about the local area.
“14 Dead in Montecito,” titles stated. It was really 14 people died throughout the state and Montecito was entirely evacuated, but no one died here thankfully.
I assumed local media would pick up the story but everyone was pretty busy during the storms. I asked around and others said they had read it too, one even said a local official had been contacted to give statments on the multiple casualties in Montecito.
The reporting ranged from the dredgery of TMZ all the way to MSNBC, allegedly. The stories have since been corrected or taken down but below is an audio clip from TMZ’s “reporting.”
Thought others would find is interesting.