CNN's model is to be laughed at -- I agree there are amazing stories going on in the world that are just not covered by CNN. Many don't know that CNN USA is different from CNN international. Go to Europe
and tune in to CNN and you will get an amazing network on par with BBC etc. They have actual reporting. The thing is US audiences don't go for that sort of thing, and hence CNN in USA caters for idiotic stuff like this report. Same is true of ESPN -- not one Cricket event is listed under "news" by ESPN. There is an understanding that US audiences are just too stupid to even care about scores. By comparison Sports reports in Europe
usually give out scores from NFL even though nobody plays American Football there. And the saddest thing of all is the fact that BBC news in America is DIFFERENT from BBC worldwide. They water
it down for the US audiences to compete with CNN.... Let's face it, business models (people who make money
and know what they're talking about with respect to data analysis) would agree that overall American audiences are just stupider than the rest of the world, and not interested in the rest of the world. Yes, CNN is not in the news business, it is in the selling toothpaste business. Whoever said that should get a Pulitzer.
As for the wave theory ... meeting two ocean currents and sea swells (as in the northern tip of NZ), combined with storms, can produce the odd gigantic wave. Nobody is disputing that. It's just not relevant news, especially when there is stuff happening in Thailand
today that we know nothing about, simply because we're not currently bombing it...