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The act of a reporter writing an explosive headline as a scare tactic in order to sell more copies.
"Radiation levels in Japan up 100,000 fold." is Journalistic Terrorism.

No base unit means no real information.

"Samples of tainted water in a flooded area of the Fukushima Daiichi facility showed readings 100,000 times more radioactive than normal."

What's normal?
by DJ Tommy Sparkles March 30, 2011