Fake weather news

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    Trust the news?
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    Did you hear there was a hurricane on the east coast?
     
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    They don’t understand why we don’t trust the Main Stream Media. Even the WEATHER CHANNEL! This isn’t the first or last time!


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    There’s a reason it’s called the “Boobtube”


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    It has come full circle.

    I’ve always thought the weather people were mad about being the “ugly stepsisters”of the news world: jealous that the other reporters had juicy scandals, corruption, and violence to report (even if they had to make it up). How often have you heard, “...this is a bad one! 6-12 inches...!” And then you barely get 4” (I’m not complaining, mind you, that I didn’t have to shovel 12 inches of snow) but an accurate forecast, based on reasonable possibility, would be appreciated. It happened this time-

    Weather guy “It, briefly, went to category five!!”
    Me “But it’s a category two, isn’t it?”
    Weather guy “But it, briefly, went to category five!!”
    Me “It literally says ‘Cat.2’ on the screen behind you.”
    Weather guy “The storm surge could reach, what was it, Joe? 30 feet!... oh, sixteen feet!”
    Me “Two. It’s a category two.”
    Weather guy “But it, briefly, reached category five!!”
    ...as if a stalled category two isn’t bad enough.

    Now, instead of exaggerating, they’ve taken a page out of CNN’s playbook and are just making stuff up that never happened.


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    Kind of like climatologists, everyone wants people to pay attention to them... :)
     
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    There is a clip somewhere (not sure when it happened) of a reporter chick in a rowboat, and then two people walk by in the ankle deep water.
     
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    That's Hilarious !
    Can't find it but someone posted a vid of a weather reporter doing it paddling around in a canoe to highlight the flooding. In the middle of her report a couple people stroll by, with the water all the way up to their ankles. LOL

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    Global warmi... I mean Climate Change is real! The founder of The Weather Channel says so... I mean, he says it’s a fake... but EVERYBODY else says it’s real! You can’t argue with science! and also there are 63 genders. So, there.


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