by Jon Caldara
What natural disaster kills more Americans than hurricanes? Given how much news coverage hurricanes get, you’d think this more lethal disaster must get even more, making this a very easy question.
Well, according to the National Weather Service, it’s lightning — yes, lightning — and by a factor of many.
Lightning kills on average about 40 Americans a year and injures about 400. Interestingly, 80 percent of those deaths and injuries happen to men, thus Sen. Elizabeth Warren is working on legislation to close the Lightning Gap.
So why doesn’t CNN go to wall-to-wall coverage at the scene of a massive lightning strike, showing the video of Trump tossing paper towels to lightning victims?
Read the whole article published by the Denver Post on November 10, 2017.