To take a break from all the news coverage I decided to flip over to the shopping networks. All of them are using the disaster as a way to hawk goods! One lady was selling a foam mattress. One of her sales pitches was "to help others in this time of need you must also help yourself, and this mattress will do that". Another channel was selling jewelry and the salesperson said "treat yourself to this jewelry as a way to alieviate the stress the disaster has caused."