First, watch this asinine story from the Today Show this morning that was broadcast to millions of Americans.
Next, read this nonsense that I found while researching the subject.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
The truth, most likely: No burglar or home invader is out there driving around with baby-monitor receivers waiting to pounce. They’re more likely casing you in less high-tech ways.
Think about it. Are criminals, probably meth tweakers, going to Babies R Us to buy multi-channel baby monitors or to Radio Shack to buy a receiver so that they can drive around slowly trying to pick up feeds?
Sure, that’s a much more likely crime scenario than, say, someone noticing you are always gone from 11-3 and your home’s entrance is set back and obscured by bushes.
I could get on a high horse and call this story fear-mongering and pointless. It is both, but I won’t.
Why? Because if some rube is willing to take this story seriously – like the woman in the piece who worriedly expresses her concern that (heaven forbid) pedophiles are driving around listening for baby monitors – then this has become yet another unexpected April Fool’s story to enjoy in November.
Here’s a tip – TV news in almost all forms, is just entertainment. It’s no more useful than reality TV.
At least watching Top Chef I learned what an amuse-bouche was.