Panic mode

There’s nothing like a good panic during a slow news week — or any other time if you’re in the news business.

We can take it. And a Web site, Panic Watch, can dish it out, organizing the endless “crisis” stories in one spot so that when you look at it, you realize the absurdity of it all.

On the site’s list of “bad links,” is this one:


The Power Line Task Force (PLTF), is a group of homeowners living near a power line in Minnesota. They wear special costumes with capes and have dedicated their lives to perpetuating old studies and myths about high tension lines causing childhood leukemia.

Visiting the site, we find it hasn’t been updated since June 2005, which makes one wonder if they’re OK.

(h/t: John Pearson)