The US media's obsession with the cold weather is getting really frustrating. The Earth is millions of years old, "coldest winter in 20" really isn't exciting. But it's a safe, audience-unifying topic to obsess over while avoiding discomforting economic reports, the NSA, and those dreadful way-below-projection Obamacare numbers. I'm not even saying this is some government-directed distraction. Responsible journalism that informs different positions just doesn't pay mega-conglomerates with millions of viewers; so they'd rather encourage everyone to get along by focusing on inconsequential crap - like in Kindergarten.