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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:40 PM

Does it seem that when these weather news guys are reporting bad news they sound very

excited? However when there are bits of good news it seems their wind is taken out of them a bit?
I understand that strong warnings are very important. But as usual, isn't it about keeping viewers
tuned in? Its a big deal that the storm is moving faster than expected!

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Reply Does it seem that when these weather news guys are reporting bad news they sound very (Original post)
busterbrown Oct 2012 OP
Whisp Oct 2012 #1
Separation Oct 2012 #2
Avalux Oct 2012 #3
nichomachus Oct 2012 #7
Avalux Oct 2012 #8
freshwest Oct 2012 #4
Honeycombe8 Oct 2012 #5
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #6
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #9
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2012 #10

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. yep. Do you remember the Balloon Boy story from a couple years ago?

 

I was watching CNN for that and the commentator's disappointment when it was discovered that there was no boy in the basket floating around up there, in great danger...

her voice salivated at the thought of her covering a death of a kid, live, and it was clear and evident it disappointed her that the kid was not in danger after all.

sick fucks. the trade attracts the sick fuck ambulance chasers.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. Was just watching and

the reporter was trying to be very serious when three guys behind him in shorts and no shirts started dancing a jig. It was so rediculous, me and my wife were laughing about how they destroyed his moment.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:45 PM

3. Unfortunately yes but it's the nature of being a meteorologist.

They get excited when something big happens, especially something 'once in a lifetime'. They get to use all their skills instead of forecasting the same thing over and over day after day.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:01 PM

7. I remember watching a TV weather forecaster in San Diego

His forecast was: Monday 71 and sunny, Tuesday 71 and sunny, Wednesday 71 and sunny, then on Thursday the temperature is going to take a dip, and it's going to be 69 and sunny, Friday 71 and sunny.

I figured that that has to be the most boring job in the world.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:04 PM

8. San Diego would be the worst place to be a meteorologist!

Same thing all the time.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:45 PM

4. Fear is like a drug and it's contagious. They're excited because they're overpaid.

This is like entertainment, a movie they're producing, hoping to be part of histroy. So in a way, they're on a trip. Don't go there with them, just get what you need. No one can afford to dismiss the data. But the roller coaster, yes, they're on it and it affects the viewers, as well. TWC was sold some time back and is going into 'entertainment weather' like the other stations went into 'entertainment news.' I'm sure Fox is whipping up the terror as we speak.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:46 PM

5. That's what they do for a living. Out of the ordinary weather is exciting to them. I get it.nt

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:47 PM

6. Go read the NWS raw warnings

 

It will make sense.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:13 PM

9. Fear mongering is half of what they do.

The other half is making entertainment out of the suffering in this thing's wake.

And their audience eats it up.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:22 PM

10. Don Henley nailed it years ago with "Dirty Laundry"

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