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Old 09-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Location: Western North Carolina
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Originally Posted by m1a1mg View Post
Weather Channel idiots caught faking things again.

There are some hilarious parodies going out making fun of this today. Honestly thoug, this is terrible, irresponsible reporting, and out-right lying to the public about what's really happening.

I lost any sense that the mainstream media reports in a responsible way a long time ago. (Around 2016 I guess, but even before that).

I knew the coast would get hit pretty hard. But, the more the media hyped and hyped this storm, the more I sensed the hype, and the less I worried that it would amount to much more than some rain and a little wind in our area. And I was right.

This kind of thing is so irresponsible, all in the name of ratings boosts (and trying to fill 24/7 news with something other than Trump/Trump/Trump). One day, there really is going to be a terrible storm and people are not going to believe the reporting is accurate. Lives will be lost because the media is dishonest and misleading.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:51 PM
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It's all for ratings and home Depot.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:33 AM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Here we go again! They're out in the winds without goggles or helmets!
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:42 AM
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Originally Posted by Rumann Koch View Post
Here we go again! They're out in the winds without goggles or helmets!

And at the same time they were telling everybody in the path of Michael's eyewall to put on hard hats and cover up with mattresses! They don't even listen to what they preach!

It is only a matter of time until one is hit by flying debris. A loggers hard hat with face shield would probably be safety gear for them to wear. Of course we might not recognize them! Perhaps they could have rain slickers with their pictures imprinted?
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:24 AM
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I had to turn off ABC’s live streaming on YouTube during Michael at times. It was all too easy to envision reporters outside being whacked with debris. This was different coverage with such a strong storm. Fear was heard in voices more than a few times, the reporters realized they were in harm’s way unlike other past storms. Lester Holt’s team was shown putting a mattress up over their window, after one of their producers in a room on a floor above had a window blow in. They did show a reporter outside having his hard hat blown off and having trouble standing and Jim Cantore grabbed ahold of him. There’s also videos showing Jim Cantore missing being hit by a 2x4 during Michael. Dangerous stuff with high ratings that won’t change until someone is hurt.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:00 AM
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I live in south Louisiana. I too cringe at the reporters. They weren’t like this in decades past. Back then the local reporters would give the most up to the minute updates and the national coverage would be based upon the local reporters or covered by national reporters after the Storm has left the area. Last direct hit we took I was at the hospital helping to keep the generators running and help with windows being blown out and other problems. Later learned a tornado touched down less than a half mile from the hospital.
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