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TV Weather Dudes are getting out of Control - Vanity
personal experience ^ | 9/5/2011 | DJlaysitup

Posted on 09/05/2011 12:11:44 PM PDT by DJlaysitup

Man-o-man...this is getting annoying. Here in North Georgia we are having some weather. Basically it's sprinkling with an occasional light breeze. Apparently there are some localized storms with heavy rain and strong winds. So instead of the usual approach of streaming the watches/warnings below the normal programming (with the occasional beep-beep-beep attention getter) - the weather dudes have taken over the channels and are making it out to be Weather WWIII.

I am the last guy to diminish the danger of a tornado (lived through one) - but this weather paranoia is getting annoying. They are "urgently" reporting rain and thunder and conditions that could cause a tornado.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: atlanta; rain; tornado; vanity; weather
I realize it's "better safe than sorry" - but this should be a local warning. If I'm wrong I'll eat crow, but I get the feeling that we are suddenly being made afraid of commonplace weather occurances.
1 posted on 09/05/2011 12:11:51 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

It’s all about ratings... crap like that attracts ratings - otherwise, they would not do it.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 12:14:18 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: DJlaysitup

I agree. They panic when it rains or snows and they panic when it doesn’t rain or snows. It’s weird. I’ve heard them complain that there was no snowfall. Once it snows, they start their crap about not being “out of the woods yet”.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 12:17:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: DJlaysitup

We are all victims.
We are all pawns in their games.
We are all subject the whims of fate.
We are powerless to help ourselves.
Even the weather conspires against us and wishes to do us harm.

Only allegiance to an all-powerful government can protect us.

In other words: Vote Democrat, or suffer from a Katrina-type disaster.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 12:22:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: DJlaysitup

Fear sells!


5 posted on 09/05/2011 12:22:19 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: DJlaysitup
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H. L. Mencken

Not saying tornados are imaginary but the more hype the better.

6 posted on 09/05/2011 12:23:37 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: DJlaysitup; shibumi; humblegunner; Eaker; TheOldLady; Grizzled Bear

Let’s see ‘em top this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siTLWx0Ppmc


7 posted on 09/05/2011 12:25:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: DJlaysitup

Well, here in East Texas, it is basically WWIII with all of the fires breaking out and I’m glad the Weather Dudes and Dudettes are on TV every few minutes with wind updates, etc.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 12:26:19 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: wardaddy

Here WD...let’s see if I can finish you off, today....:))


9 posted on 09/05/2011 12:26:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: DJlaysitup

I don’t know, it looks like there are tornado warnings in your area.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 12:31:00 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Ratings aren’t the only motivation — don’t forget that the special effects are free. (At least to the TV stations — everyone else has to pay dearly.)


11 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:57 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: DJlaysitup

Weather reporting is definitely a pet peeve of mine. They build up a storm of sorts like it is the end of the world. I especially cannot stand when we are going to get some snow. I mean 4 inches of snow. Then they offer helpful tips to what their viewers who they obviously think are morons. For example, bundle up your clothing and wear a hat. Wear gloves. Use a shovel for your driveway. DUH! Then I wait for what I especially hate: The weather man with the RULER. NOT THE RULER!! They measure the accumulation of snow. Look viewers, it is now FOUR AND A HALF INCHES!!! I hope the DECK doesn’t collapse under the weight..... yep, drives me crazy!


12 posted on 09/05/2011 12:34:15 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Keith in Iowa

” it’s “better safe than sorry”

On the other hand, ever hear of the boy who cried wolf?


13 posted on 09/05/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Salamander

Be sure to wear a jacket.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 12:39:13 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Agreed. Hysteria attracts viewers and thus sells soap.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 12:41:20 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DJlaysitup
Shepherd Smith is the worst of the hysterics. I can't watch Fox News anymore during the day.

Yesterday they showed a reporter in Biloxi in bright sunshine talking about how bad the storm was because there was a dock about 3 inches under water!

Here in Chicago we had a storm two days ago that dumped so much rain that it flooded underneath my sealed door at my store flooding the front of it.

Shep Smith is an embarrassment he was screeching about the hurricane and how it was pretty much Armageddon. When every reporter they showed was in sunshine!!!!

16 posted on 09/05/2011 12:42:55 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: mnehring
Well, here in East Texas, it is basically WWIII with all of the fires breaking out and I’m glad the Weather Dudes and Dudettes are on TV every few minutes with wind updates, etc.

The media ignores you because remember Texas is fly over country. When Chicago got nailed with the worst blizzard in 30 years the media didn't cover it. However, if they get an inch of snow in Times Square it's a "Fox News Alert".

It's like ESPN they only care about the teams on the Eastern Seaboard and the LA Lakers the rest of the country is irrelevant to them.

17 posted on 09/05/2011 12:45:15 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: DJlaysitup

Nannies. They are everywhere these days. Even some of them here on FR.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 1:14:55 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: DJlaysitup
Read the book “ State of Fear “.
Its all about this scam of the Govt, Media, and Big Business work together to keep the public is constant state of panic to control them.

On Friday the media was screaming here that Lee could become a Hurricane and recommended everyone to stay inside and watch them and they would tell us when we could leave.
The arrogance and need to control was unreal .

19 posted on 09/05/2011 1:18:16 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: mnehring

Texas is starting to look like Pharaoh’s Egypt here lately.
Ya’ll better get ready for the frogs and locusts and all the other plagues. We’re finally getting some rain in middle Tn.. I wish we could send you some!


20 posted on 09/05/2011 1:18:59 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: DJlaysitup

Here in Douglas County the tornado siren has gone off several times... light rain, then heavy, then light, then heavy...
so far i havent seen any tornado’s or really strong winds.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 1:20:18 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: DJlaysitup
TV Weather Dudes are getting out of Control

I'll say this gently, FRiend.

What, are you crazy? Turn off that damned TV!

22 posted on 09/05/2011 1:26:03 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: DJlaysitup

They have been calling for rain here for the last two days and they have been beautiful.

Bring back Lying Louie Allen.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 1:32:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Talisker
I'll say this gently, FRiend. What, are you crazy? Turn off that damned TV!

Well actually my point is that 10 million people in North Georgia should not have to turn off their TV to get away from this rampant "storm coverage". In fact, it is better for all if they keep the regular programming on and just stream the warnings at the bottom for those in the affected areas. The weather folks have just gone "hog-wild" and are explaining everything they learned in college to the Nth degree. They are wearing us out.
24 posted on 09/05/2011 1:49:33 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

They call it stormy Monday but Tuesdays just as bad....


25 posted on 09/05/2011 1:59:13 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: DJlaysitup

Now you know what it’s like to live in the Midwest!

Back when all cars were rear-wheel drive, hardy Minnesotans barely called out the snowplows for 6 inches of snow. Now, 4 inches of snow is an emergency causing cancellations! Summer temps are emergencies too.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: DJlaysitup

but this weather paranoia is getting annoying. .. If you are at the bottom of the “News” reporting hierarchy, you have to make the news, not report it. Remember the news broad that was sitting in a life raft in “4 foot of flood” and two guys walked by her and we didn’t see their butts?


27 posted on 09/05/2011 2:42:07 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

But that change gets precious after a while. At least it will buy a couple of cans of cheap dog and cat food from the Dollar Store for the Wolfie and the black street cat (my two best friends).


28 posted on 09/05/2011 2:50:53 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: WePledge

About 6 weeks of 95+ and it had gotten bad for sure here

in northern mid-tn.Been raining for two days now..the cows

didn`t come up to the water tanks and hay rings for the

first time in two weeks yesterday

Sweet summer rain

Can`t imagine how bad it is for Tx and Ok except for the

prices of hay on Hay Talk


29 posted on 09/05/2011 3:06:48 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: DJlaysitup

In Roswell we got light rain ...no thunder...but I understand just 10 miles north in Canton they had a fair amount of damage with injuries from a couple of tornados...

Weather is funny, when the severe weather is isolated but part of a larger storm it’s hard to understand the hysterics unless you are in the random isolated area that’s hit....


30 posted on 09/05/2011 3:11:46 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: DJlaysitup
The weather folks have just gone "hog-wild" and are explaining everything they learned in college to the Nth degree. They are wearing us out.

Look at it this way:

With the prolonged drouth we've had here in Georgia, Ken and other TV Weather types haven't been on stage much lately.

They're making up for it today.

I'm a native Okie. We hardly worried about storms until somebody hollered "Here it comes!" Then you'd dive for the cellar.

31 posted on 09/05/2011 3:30:49 PM PDT by Ole Okie (!!)
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To: DJlaysitup

I live in Hurricane Alley. Mother Nature is always kicking our butts. If it ain’t a hurricane, it’s a tornado. Or Two. But before the electricity goes out and we have to break out the boombox and the batteries, we’re watching TV. And there he is, the Idiot In The Raincoat. He’s that guy who stands out in the middle of the storm with one hapless cameraman, long after everybody else has either hunkered down or hauled ass. It’s raining sideways, he’s fighting to stay on his feet, and debris the size of SUV’s is flying past his head. And the only reason he’s out there in the middle of the storm is to let us know that he’s out there in the middle of the storm. What a moron. Who came up with that stupid tradition, anyway?


32 posted on 09/05/2011 3:40:45 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DJlaysitup

I live in Hurricane Alley. Mother Nature is always kicking our butts. If it ain’t a hurricane, it’s a tornado. Or Two. But before the electricity goes out and we have to break out the boombox and the batteries, we’re watching TV. And there he is, the Idiot In The Raincoat. He’s that guy who stands out in the middle of the storm with one hapless cameraman, long after everybody else has either hunkered down or hauled ass. It’s raining sideways, he’s fighting to stay on his feet, and debris the size of SUV’s is flying past his head. And the only reason he’s out there in the middle of the storm is to let us know that he’s out there in the middle of the storm. What a moron. Who came up with that stupid tradition, anyway?


33 posted on 09/05/2011 3:40:54 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru

Popped it twice by mistake. Sorry.


34 posted on 09/05/2011 3:49:08 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DJlaysitup

Yep. The Weather Channel is unwatchable any more. Wall to wall, 24-hour, hand-wringing HYPE.


35 posted on 09/05/2011 5:11:40 PM PDT by redhead
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To: Keith in Iowa

So far in Lilburn the worst we have seen is some light rain. I think its going to be a non event.


36 posted on 09/05/2011 5:13:21 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Salamander

that is hysterical...i had never seen that...it’s seems like Love It To Death was just yesterday


37 posted on 09/06/2011 8:55:21 AM PDT by wardaddy (Eric Clapton was never God, Dick Cheney is....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: DJlaysitup

Everyone should turn off their TVs as a boycott of all that is wrong in America today. Stop enabling them.


38 posted on 09/06/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: wardaddy

And yet “Hey, Stoopid” seems so relevant, today.

:)


39 posted on 09/06/2011 12:30:46 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: DJlaysitup

they do it so you’ll feel better about yourself when you survive “Rainshower Umberto”


40 posted on 09/06/2011 12:33:39 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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