As I was getting for work this morning, like most mornings I had the morning news on so I can try to be up to date on those events that are reported on. As I was finishing up and getting ready to walk out the door, the Today Show on NBC came on following the local news. One of the first things they mentioned? The growing number of “preppers preparing for the end of the world”.
I made a mental note to look up the segment today and managed to do so during my lunch break. The short segment can be found here for your viewing pleasure.
It was an interesting piece and I have a number of thoughts on it, mainly regarding the way the media always attempts to paint preppers with a broad “extremist” brush. Rather than go into this myself I’d like to hear your thoughts?
Was the Today Show Preppers segment balanced?
For the few minutes that they had, did they provide a satisfactory overview of preppers?
Is it fair to call most of the preppers shown “extreme”.
Do you have any other comments on the segment?