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Old 09-14-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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They are prostitutes in a sense. They're selling a story and using themselves to do it. They have to be out in the bad weather. Although you can be damn well sure if it was really bad and very dangerous they wouldn't be out in it. And they won't show you the other people out gawking at the weather conditions. That wouldn't sell the message that they're braving this horrible storm to bring you live first hand coverage.
The Weather Channel is just pathetic, they're a joke. I understand they have to make a big deal about this to get ratings, but how many " storms like no other" can we have if they happen every year. This is a hurricane, it not like its something new and terrible.
TWC has to fill 24 hours a day of just weather! (Or weather dramas).

Just think if you live in San Diego, where it is mid-seventies and partly cloudy just about every day, you have to add some pizzazz to your broadcast to get people to tune in. Watching some smuck get blown around a beach is oddly satisfying to a lot of viewers.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Wouldn't street cams, EarthCam, and other web cams (on piers, buildings, etc) show more LIVE 'action' in more areas of concern and in a safer manner?

I tend to agree with this. There are enough other ways to get footage these days that they don't need to have a live person standing there. If they feel the live person makes it so much more interesting, it would be just as easy to have that person at the studio standing in front of the live stream, and discussing the images.

To answer your question, what reporters have that residents do not is the blessing and supervision of a fire chief. They're told where they can stand where they will get dramatic footage but also be out of the way and not in need of rescue themselves. Some reporters hate this because it means they can't get the much more dramatic footage that may be happening nearby. But you can be fired for disobeying the instructions of emergency personnel.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:08 PM
 
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Ok, I get the dramatic shot bit and I don't for a minute think they are in actual supreme danger or they wouldn't be in those spots.

What drives me nuts is when the TWC person standing in the weather drones on and on basically saying whatever barely understandable drivel comes to their mind for 10-15 minutes. "See that water over there? It's getting higher. Now see that water over beyond there? It's getting higher. See those trees? I've been watching them blow all day. That dock looks unsteady over there. That sidewalk has water on it. See that water over there? Oh, I just said that...dang."

I realize they are probably trying to get the message across that it's not worth it to venture out, but still. RIP to the fatalities. Just awful.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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Ok, I get the dramatic shot bit and I don't for a minute think they are in actual supreme danger or they wouldn't be in those spots.

What drives me nuts is when the TWC person standing in the weather drones on and on basically saying whatever barely understandable drivel comes to their mind for 10-15 minutes. "See that water over there? It's getting higher. Now see that water over beyond there? It's getting higher. See those trees? I've been watching them blow all day. That dock looks unsteady over there. That sidewalk has water on it. See that water over there? Oh, I just said that...dang.".
HILARIOUS because it's true.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Weather Channel idiots caught faking things again.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/...nd-conditions/
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Because unlike the stupid population that stays behind, they are fully prepared with their own equipment, crew, resources and hurricane-safe structures, and they have a plan and prepare for this. Where the stupid population thinks provided they have jugs of water, beer and chips, they are prepared.
Not always
"The newsroom of ABC affiliate WCTI12 in New Bern, North Carolina was evacuated while meteorologists were live on air covering Hurricane Florence."
https://www.aol.com/article/weather/...ence/23527727/
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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Ok, I get the dramatic shot bit and I don't for a minute think they are in actual supreme danger or they wouldn't be in those spots.

What drives me nuts is when the TWC person standing in the weather drones on and on basically saying whatever barely understandable drivel comes to their mind for 10-15 minutes. "See that water over there? It's getting higher. Now see that water over beyond there? It's getting higher. See those trees? I've been watching them blow all day. That dock looks unsteady over there. That sidewalk has water on it. See that water over there? Oh, I just said that...dang."

I realize they are probably trying to get the message across that it's not worth it to venture out, but still. RIP to the fatalities. Just awful.
Had one the other night, on the beach, where I can recall. She said something like "An hour ago, I could stand on the beach. Now I have to stand closer to the dunes." Next morning she said the water had risen, but had since gone back down. She didn't know about tides.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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Weather Channel dude said Myrtle Beach had been a ghost town for two days. Beach cam footage shows same guy signing autographs on the boardwalk in the bright sunshine.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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That's one sure way to STOP this grandstanding!
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