If you haven’t heard, the United States has been having a spot of bad weather recently, and what does bad weather mean you might ask? Every weather reporter in the country attempting to find new ways to report that rain is falling from the sky at an alarming pace.
The following video made the rounds on social media for being pretty fucking hilarious, but it also points to the sensationalised nature of reporting in the world today.
— Tony scar. (@gourdnibler) September 14, 2018
In the video, reported Mike Seidel is doing his absolute best to make a meal of things.
“We’re in one of these (rain) bands. This is about as nasty as it’s been, we had some bands like this last night, and then the eyewall this morning …”
Then a bunch of people on the timeline deservedly starting shitting on the situation, leading The Weather Channel to issue a response.
Stupidly harmless, I guess, until you think about it. They are purposely trying to deceive their viewers into thinking the storm is worse than it is. Pretty disrespectful stuff from the Weather Channel.
— Charles in Charge (@5GearsInReverse) September 15, 2018
Don't let the truth stand in the way of a good story .
— 555|STi (@555STi) September 15, 2018
“It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted,” the network said in a statement.
Umm, I’m not entirely sure how much that would impact things, but there’s no way a multi-billion dollar television network would lie to us, right?
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