"It's hot. Back to you, Brian."
That's all that's necessary. We don't need team coverage, with reporters scattered up and down the coast. We don't need endless B-roll of people mopping their brows. We don't need a demonstration of whether you really can fry an egg on the sidewalk. It's hot. We get it. There are other important things going on in the world.
And while we're on the subject, remember last winter, when there was a big snowstorm, and people like Sean Hannity and James Inhofe made all kinds of jokes about what a fool Al Gore is, and how global warming is a giant hoax? Well guess what -- this heat wave, in and of itself, doesn't prove global warming is happening, any more than a snowstorm disproved it. So if you're feeling the need to apologize for being such idiots, well, don't sweat it.
-- Paul Waldman