But inconvenient facts do interfere with the Preferred Narrative.
Irma's a big, dangerous storm, but that's not good enough for the weenies, oh no; some way to link it to Globular Warmening/Climate Change/"It's the fault of humanity!" must be made.
Fine, there's a settlement, and that's something; problem is that Sheriff Larpenter needs to be fired and prosecuted for this crap. As is, bastard probably thinks he can do it again if a settlement is the worst he'll have to deal with for doing it.
Higher Education: speak facts that don't follow the PC line, they'll want to destroy you for it.