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Weather Channel Goes Political
NewsBusters ^ | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:08 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

There is a sixty percent chance that Republicans will rain on your weekend plans.

The Weather Channel hasn't yet gone quite that far to inject politics into weather reporting but they sure seem to be working on it. Their reporting on Tropical Storm Isaac has brought out the inner liberal of a channel that was once noted for its complete professionalism but, sadly, seems to be going off into political tangents completely unrelated to the weather. In the first example, they republish a highly biased Associated Press article on their Weather Channel site which touches on Tropical Storm Isaac but quickly devolves into not so subtle slams on Republicans. While reading this, you need to continuously pinch yourself as a reminder that it is actually on The Weather Channel website:

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; getmitt; pravdamedia; tampa2012; twc; waronwomen; weatherchannel; weatherchannelbias
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I never thought politics would intrude into the Weather Channel but I guess I was wrong...especially since it is now owned by NBC/Universal.
1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:12 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

goes?...it has been


2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:23:04 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Yep. They’ve been on the MM global warming bandwagon forever, they’re watermelons.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:24:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: PJ-Comix

Yeah, I saw it this morning. I think it was Cantore extolling the virtues of O’s FEMA and dissing Bush.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:26:17 PM PDT by tiki
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To: PJ-Comix
Wouldn't "Weather Channel Remains Political" be more like it. At least 10 years now.
5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:27:08 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: PJ-Comix

Can you say “Gore-ball Warming”?

Weather Channel blows with the prevailing wind and has been floating in the mainstream for quite some time.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:29:10 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Weather Channel blows with the prevailing wind and has been floating in the mainstream for quite some time.

You could have stopped after the third word.

7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PJ-Comix

They bought Wunderground . com (not linking) just a few weeks ago and are fast in to ruin it. But the owner is a global swarming douchebag who will look back in a year and say ‘what happened?’.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: PJ-Comix

They have been for a long time.
They are firmly head up butt for global warming propaganda.
Isaac won’t be anywhere near Katrina in power and destruction, but they sure have been implying it’ll be real bad.

Nagin isn’t around to sit on his butt before fleeing to another state, is he?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:31:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: PJ-Comix

TWC has been political for a long time. Weren’t they bought by NBC a short time back? I turned them off when Dr Heidi Cullen went on a witchhunt against those peers who would not subscribe to the Global Warming theories (fantasies).


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:44 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: StAnDeliver

They bought wunderground? Crap.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:52 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I stopped watching TWC because of the ‘news’ feeds from PMSNBC.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:38:03 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: PJ-Comix
That is surprising at first, but they are part of the NBCUniversal "family." Probably the office climate is such that hardly anybody there is voting Repubican this year.

The global warming programs were a result of company policy, but antics like this often come from twenty-something interns who don't know anything but the propaganda they learned in college.

One person has a passionate opinion, and the others (who might not have done the same thing themselves) don't actually disagree and aren't going to protest.

But, no, they aren't actually affiliated with the Weather Underground ...

13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:39:05 PM PDT by x
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To: dfwgator; PBRSTREETGANG

Weather Channel blows.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:41:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: PJ-Comix

TWC has been showing stock photo’s of flooding in between radar and the new “simulated radar” projections. About an hour ago they showed a stock photo of some flooding in a SC retail store featuring a kyiak being used inside the store, as they went to commercial the anchor exclaimed “Oh My the damage from Isaac is really being felt far and wide”.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:43:16 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Do they even do weather any more? Everytime I flip by the channel it’s some show vaguely related to weather. “Turbine Cowboys” WTF does that have to do with the weather.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:45:03 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: PJ-Comix
The above was about as close to weather as it gets in this article before it turns completely to the subject of politics:

Though Republicans are intent on turning the campaign's focus back to the nation's sluggish economic growth and high unemployment, a comment Romney made on abortion reintroduced a topic that had taken over campaign discussion last week. In a CBS interview, he said he opposes abortions except "in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother."

WTF does abortion and a CBS interview have to do with "the Weather"?

24 hour propaganda, statist run media.

17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Left-turd propaganda. I get my weather off the internet.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:49:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: PJ-Comix

The Weather Channels lies and deceives viewers ...

Saturday, August 25.

Repeatedly Saturday afternoon TWC ran reports where they discussed the elevations above Sea Level of The Tampa Site’s involved in the RNC.

The Convention Center, 4 ft
The Forum, 6 ft
The Marriott Hotel, 6 ft, and the
Embassy Suites, 9 ft

The used ‘feet above sea level’ in these graphics.

TWC then moved on to use sea level rise graphics that showed penetration into the city streets of Tampa of flood water.

These charts are also visible on the web with Google, etc.
These charts are on the web IN METERS not feet. TWC graphics labeled web graphics that portrayed METERS 2,4,6 as FEET 2,4,6. This made it look like Tampa had hundred of blocks under water. Yet, TWC said 6 feet when the graphic was truly showing a 6 METER contour.

What a load of crap, that they have never corrected. Scare everyone with lies.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 2:49:26 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: PJ-Comix

Did Seidel take the Cubano pool boy back to his posh hotel room “to protect him” as a “gracious” visitor might do?


20 posted on 08/28/2012 2:49:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: swamprebel

‘Weather Channel Goes Political, swamprebel wrote:
TWC has been showing stock photo’s of flooding in between radar and the new “simulated radar”

RIGHT and what’s up with the stupid ‘weather on the 8’s?
everything stops and for a long time you get elevator music and bland numbers that could be run on a crawler under the screen....what a waste of time .....from a waste of time..


21 posted on 08/28/2012 2:52:23 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: Darksheare

Wasn’t the Founder of the Weather Channel an outspoken critic of the global warming scare? Probably left before the NBC buyout.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: x
Weather Underground bought by Weather Channel

Weather Channel owned by NBC/Comcast

They follow their corporate masters.

23 posted on 08/28/2012 2:56:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: tgusa

I stopped when they broadcast everything but the weather. Then that Dr. Heidi Cullen took over and it was all she wrote for me.

I use TWC apps on my computer, iPhone and iPad.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: StAnDeliver

I saw that a few weeks back, that weather underground was bought by the stupid weather channel. I have a personal weather station that posts to weather underground. Anyone have a good suggestion for a replacement?


25 posted on 08/28/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: George from New England
When Houston was flooded by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Allison, they were over 4 hours behind in their reports. And if I recall, the weather advisories were "for the next 15 minutes".

Worst urban flood in US history.

http://www.ssqq.com/stories/advent36.htm

A weather channel sounds good on paper but reality is a different thing.

26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

John Coleman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coleman_(news_weathercaster)


27 posted on 08/28/2012 3:00:26 PM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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To: George from New England
The Convention Center, 4 ft, The Forum, 6 ft ... These charts are on the web IN METERS not feet.
I saw that report and wondered HTH they could build so close to sea level?
Now it makes sense - thanks.
28 posted on 08/28/2012 3:01:08 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PJ-Comix

“They tend to over-prepare, they don’t mess around. Fidel Castro’s mantra has been, really, we don’t want to lose any lives,”

A real humanitarian, that Fidel.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 3:02:09 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Didn’t the WC and Algore warn us about giant hurricanes due to AGW?

Why is Isaac a pissant Cat 1?


30 posted on 08/28/2012 3:07:19 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes and yes.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Despot of the Delta

Thanks

In the fall of 2007, he described the current concern over global warming as “a fictional, manufactured crisis, and a total scam.”[2][3][4] Critics of Colman’s have questioned his lack of academic credentials, journalism degree, and charge that he has not conducted actual research in the area of climate change. [5][6][7] [8] In 2008, Coleman gave a speech to the San Diego Chamber of Commerce blaming the “global warming scam” and environmentalist lobby, for rising gas and food prices. He also declared the scam “a threat to our economy and our civilization.”

Coleman has also made appearances on CNN, Fox News Channel and on the Showtime program, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, to share his global warming views. Coleman recently published an article entitled “The Amazing Story Behind the Global Warming Scam”[10] in which he promotes the idea that many scientists and politicians have been embroiled in fraudulent activity based on incomplete science and a political motive for a world government. Coleman says the genesis of the global warming movement was the claims of scientist Roger Revelle, an early mentor of Al Gore.

In January 2010, Coleman produced a special report for KUSI-TV, entitled Global Warming: The Other Side, in which he forwards his view on Global Warming as a scam—and lays out what he believes to be evidence of a deliberate manipulation of world temperature data by NASA and others.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: PJ-Comix

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2922899/posts

Kinda what i was driv’en at....


33 posted on 08/28/2012 3:08:32 PM PDT by CGASMIA68 (Idontcareaboutspleengrameorpuntuation)
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Danger Danger >> One QUARTER INCH of rain expected << Stay off the roads, don’t go to work, stay home and listen to OUR important announcement after these brief commercial announcements ....

etc etc

Sickening crap! For 10 years or more.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by Joined2Justify (I would like to be laughing about all this)
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To: Old Sarge
Weather Underground bought by Weather Channel

Okay, but that's not the Weather Underground -- not Bill Ayers's Weather Underground.

Or else NBC is even more rotten than any of us could have imagined ...

35 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT by x
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To: Kenny500c

Because it isn’t inflating due to media hype no matter how badly they want it to.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 3:12:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: PJ-Comix

I was watching this morning and one of their weather babes on some beach somewhere said the following:

(paraphrasing but real close): While the Republicans will be celebrating, people will be suffering in Louisiana.

I came as close as I’ve ever come to throwing something at the TV.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 3:18:34 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: PJ-Comix

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schenck_v._United_States

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”


38 posted on 08/28/2012 3:19:13 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: PJ-Comix

I have never had cable or TWC so I didn’t know. :( I get my weather from their website. Anyone else have a recommendation for a weather site besides noaa?


39 posted on 08/28/2012 3:36:00 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: PJ-Comix

Sorry, but big DUH! MSNBC is the only “news” station used by them and they cut into it more and more. Who owns the WeatherChannel?


40 posted on 08/28/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I tuned out The Pregnant Channel long, long ago. I figured they were spending more time doing the nasty than studying on what the weather was up to.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT by Dysart (Id like to look it in the eye but there is no eye)
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To: rigelkentaurus

Try the National Weather Service/NOAA site. That’s what I use. No ads too.


42 posted on 08/28/2012 3:46:04 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: PJ-Comix

It was worse this morning on BBC America.

The talking-head was talking about Issac, and how it was no longer a big concern for Tampa, and how it was heading for landfal at or near New Orleans, and how this would test the political mettle of......................................
.........................................................
.................................Mitt Romney.

As if, as the mere GOP candidate for President, and though there is a sitting President, Obama, who is, ultmately, responsible for whatever Federal governmet response to Issac is needed, that Romney had to, with regard to Issac hitting Katrina, work, somehow, to expunge the ghost of Bush and Katrina (a media-Dim created ghost). The guy was dead serious. And an idiot.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 4:13:46 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: PJ-Comix

I quit watching their drivel a long time ago. They’re useless...seems when there’s bad weather and you need info, they’re showing “Storm Stories”, or one of their other pre recorded features...which are mostly to aggrandize one of their reporters standing out in a snow flurry somewhere.

I get my weather radar and forecasts from www.intellicast.com, and I like it just fine...they’re more accurate and dependable than TWC, and not political.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 4:19:19 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: StAnDeliver
When it comes up again in January, my Wunderground subscription of many years' standing will be allowed to lapse.

May tens of thousands do likewise.

45 posted on 08/28/2012 4:34:20 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

46 posted on 08/28/2012 4:43:42 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: jimsin

Wx on the 8s is the one redeeming feature on the channel. No politics, just straight weather info and radar. Problem is now with these infernal and incessant shows on fireworks, on running an aviation business in Canada and the 87th repeat of Cantore dancing with some old lady in Louisiana or some made-up story about the hurricane that eats New York, a viewer no longer gets much needed and sometimes vital weather info.

The Wx Channel has completely screwed the pooch on their core business, or what used to be their core business.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT by miele man
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To: PJ-Comix

The Weather Channel is a farce. Nothing but a bunch of commie libs pimping Algore’s hoax and scam. IMHO!


48 posted on 08/28/2012 5:16:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: PJ-Comix

The WC went political some years ago when it uncritically sucked down and spewed forth the Mann-made global warming fraud.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: huldah1776
Accuweather.com/
50 posted on 08/28/2012 5:24:08 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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