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Old 01-13-2014, 07:44 AM
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Given the Weather Channel's reputation for occasional attention-seeking that includes unnecessarily naming storms and focusing on fun Internet articles instead of providing useful meteorological information, you have to wonder about the station's new strategy in resolving a dispute with DirecTV. The Weather Channel's contract with the satellite provider expires Monday if a new deal is not reached. So, ahead of its appearance at the Television Critics Association conference, the Weather Channel launched a campaign to urge viewers to "contact their congressional reps to intervene [in the matter] or else DirecTV would take away 'its critical weather programming,'" causing a "public safety issue." (There's also a whole website dedicated to the effort.)

Does the Weather Channel Make People Safer? -- Daily Intelligencer
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:51 AM
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Depends where you live.

Here people wouldn't care too much as we rarely get tornadoes or anything very severe.
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