Erm yes, absolutely. It is inappropriate for media concern to be significantly higher than the risk of an event - that will never change because if that's true the media is contributing to an unsubstantiated panic and panics are a PROVEN risk to public safety (and coincidentally, among the most common and severe public safety events). Mass hysteria kills people, hurts economies badly (which also kills people) and happen frequently.
A few years ago, a private fax from a secretary at the South African weather service to a friend mentioned casually that they were tracking some tornado-like cloud patterns (which is a pretty bad laymans misunderstanding of what her bosses were doing). The friend forwarded the fax on to dozens of people, including the media and it morphed into a massive e-mail, social-media and fax warning campaign that somehow ended up declaring that the weather service were warning people of a tornado expected later that day. Radio and TV were reporting it as an actual warning from the weather service (but somehow, despite being in daily communication with them for weather reports - none of them actually called the service for comment - which would have seen the myth debunked)
Schools were closed, businesses shut down and sent their workers home early. The single worst traffic jam in the history of Johannesburg happened that afternoon. The economy of this poor country is estimated to have lost 7-Billion rand that day as it's most important economic city came to a shutdown. Dozens of people died from heart attacks and other mundane emergencies while the emergency services were unable to get to them through the traffic.
All because of one fax which had a weather service letterhead mentioned the word 'tornado' in a country where those happen less than once in 30 years on average and never with warning.
Oh, by the way, the typical damage and death tolls from actual tornadoes in South Africa is far, far lower than the what was caused by that one day of panic. Media response being hugely out of proportion to the actual incidence of events is massively inappropriate because it kills and starves people.