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Old 03-20-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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terror alert red

I was watching some news (I'm not watching a ton of it, actually) and there was a blurb in the bar on the bottom of the screen saying that the U.S. government's terrorism alert is on red, the highest possible. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it directly related to the attack on Iraq? Damn, this is scary.
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are you sure?
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are you sure?
I saw it. I admit it, the station was Fox, not necessarily known for accuracy. My parents turned it on not me. I thought the terror alert was orange myself. So that's why the thing about red level caught my attention.
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Yeah, I haven't heard about this, and if we're at red, I don't have to go to work (and honestly really wouldn't want to).
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Old 03-20-2003, 09:47 PM   #5
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that's weird. it hasn't been on msnbc, and i just checked fox and it looks like it's still orange. fox likes to freak out a lot. maybe they spazzed out for a moment.
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from the dept. of homeland security website:

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fox has this dark orange on their alert crawl and it does say high -- very misleading because it looks red.
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that's weird. it hasn't been on msnbc, and i just checked fox and it looks like it's still orange. fox likes to freak out a lot. maybe they spazzed out for a moment.
Damn, this is *not* cool. We're already nervous enough without the media contributing to the situation. The idiots!
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Yeah, I just saw that too. Fox News was my immediate thought when I read verte's post.

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fox has this dark orange on their alert crawl and it does say high -- very misleading because it looks red.

tell me about it. i started freaking out when i saw the color. then i was like: WHERE IS BRIAN WILLIAMS...and realized that i was on fox.
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I thought it was at taupe.


Seriously, that's fucked up.
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I thought these colours were meant to make it easy for you guys???
Can't even get their crayolas right, these networks.
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fox has this dark orange on their alert crawl and it does say high -- very misleading because it looks red.

That's what it was. It did say "high" and honestly, that "orange" looked red to me.
I think I'll watch another station for news. Fox, you screwed up.
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If the Department of Homeland Security starts creating various shades of orange and red, I'll go crazy!
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Would it surprise anyone tho? I mean, ding ding ding, hello. What did people think this war was going to do? Make terrorists our friends?
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If the Department of Homeland Security starts creating various shades of orange and red, I'll go crazy!
ehhh, it's not too hard for me!

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tell me about it. i started freaking out when i saw the color. then i was like: WHERE IS BRIAN WILLIAMS...and realized that i was on fox.


boof, how dare you watch fox?! tom would be shattered.


and khanada thank you for the ernie alert.
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and khanada thank you for the ernie alert.
no problem!
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Now THIS makes sense. When ever I hear Elmo's voice, I want to run for a bunker.

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