Skip to comments.Weather Channel Goes Political
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:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
goes?...it has been
Yep. They’ve been on the MM global warming bandwagon forever, they’re watermelons.
Yeah, I saw it this morning. I think it was Cantore extolling the virtues of O’s FEMA and dissing Bush.
Can you say “Gore-ball Warming”?
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.
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?’.
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?
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).
They bought wunderground? Crap.
I stopped watching TWC because of the ‘news’ feeds from PMSNBC.
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 ...
Weather Channel blows.
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”.
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.
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.
Left-turd propaganda. I get my weather off the internet.
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 Sites 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.
Did Seidel take the Cubano pool boy back to his posh hotel room “to protect him” as a “gracious” visitor might do?
‘Weather Channel Goes Political, swamprebel wrote:
TWC has been showing stock photos 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..
Wasn’t the Founder of the Weather Channel an outspoken critic of the global warming scare? Probably left before the NBC buyout.
They follow their corporate masters.
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.
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?
Worst urban flood in US history.
A weather channel sounds good on paper but reality is a different thing.
They tend to over-prepare, they dont mess around. Fidel Castros mantra has been, really, we dont want to lose any lives,
A real humanitarian, that Fidel.
Didn’t the WC and Algore warn us about giant hurricanes due to AGW?
Why is Isaac a pissant Cat 1?
Yes and yes.
In the fall of 2007, he described the current concern over global warming as “a fictional, manufactured crisis, and a total scam.” Critics of Colmans have questioned his lack of academic credentials, journalism degree, and charge that he has not conducted actual research in the area of climate change.   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” 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 scamand lays out what he believes to be evidence of a deliberate manipulation of world temperature data by NASA and others.
Kinda what i was driv’en at....
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 ....
Sickening crap! For 10 years or more.
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 ...
Because it isn’t inflating due to media hype no matter how badly they want it to.
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.
“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”
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?
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?
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.
Try the National Weather Service/NOAA site. That’s what I use. No ads too.
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......................................
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.
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.
May tens of thousands do likewise.
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.
The Weather Channel is a farce. Nothing but a bunch of commie libs pimping Algore’s hoax and scam. IMHO!
The WC went political some years ago when it uncritically sucked down and spewed forth the Mann-made global warming fraud.