Skip to comments.Frustration boils over for CNN interviewer
Posted on 01/31/2014 7:10:41 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN's Carol Costello was more than prepared for her contentious live interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday, having spent frustrating hours caught in the epic traffic snarls caused by the rare Southern snowstorm.
Unlike other motorists, Costello wasn't stranded overnight in her car, but it took two tries and more than three hours for her to drive two miles to her home Tuesday from the news network's Atlanta headquarters.
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two miles?? Why the hell didn’t she walk?
She shoulda walked.
The commies love minorities and other commies, until the incompetence inconveniences them.
She’s upset because she expected him to protect her. How utterly pathetic.
This show the idiocy of The Media more than anything else. She thinks “The Government” should have ready answers for every problem tha arises, including a snowstorm where it never usually snows.
Does she think they should keep and maintain expensive snow removal equipment at the ready to handle the snow they get once every 50 years?
She probably didn't want to abandon her car. And the walk home may have involved going through some rather dicey neighborhoods. This is Atlanta after all.
“”I was amazed that he kept passing the buck — pointing fingers everywhere but at himself,” Costello said in an interview. “
It’s the affirmative-action way!
She’s mad as hell and she’s not gonna take it any more!
What is CNN?
Treating the roads with sand and salt before a two inch snow storm is basic local government. Anything short of that is pathetic.
her car was safe in the CNN garage. She’s just lazy. 2 miles?
what is he? her body guard? is she supposed to be a self-sufficient, i-am-woman-hear-me-roar feminist? or a damsel in distress? get over yourself, female!
Every 50 years??
Atlanta averages 2 inches of snow a year. This was a 2 (or 3) inch snow storm.
That’s a weird term. Who calls themselves child free? If you don’t have kids, it’s just normally written as “married to John Smith from Atlanta”, etc.
That was exactly my reaction. WALK.
Yes! Atlanta should have a full compliment of snow removal equipment and mountains of ash and salt for the roads. It should all be ready and maintained!
I cannot understand your cavalier attitude. After all, doesn’t Phoenix have a huge multimillion dollar fleet of lifeboats standing by in case of rising water?/
Her biggest mistake was expecting a Democrat mayor to do a proficient job.
Even at my age I can walk two miles in an hour......................
Let me see if I am clear- they average 2 inches of snow per year- all at once? or over the course of the winter?
Get mugged? Get knocked out ?
Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida’s Panhandle, our ALL bridges were closed from Tuesday night till Thursday morning due to ice. We have no salt stockpiles and have never needed any in my lifetime. Nobody here is complaining, whining and bitching about it. Weather happens.................
Thanks for the strawman fallacy filled argument. I never said that Atlanta should have a "full compliment" of snow removal equipment and "mountains" of ash and salt.
Don't do that.
Seems like it would be easy to suck up some salt water from the ocean and spray on.
That wouldn’t work if it was Minnesota cold, but for high 20s....
Walked? Self-sufficiency is not a liberal hallmark. She waited for the government to ‘do something’ about her situation, like a good little brain washed liberal....................
Yes it probably would work, if we had the means to deliver it.
All the salt from Sam’s and other places like Home Depot and Lowes that people use for water softeners and salt water pools was bought up by the Sheriff’s department, or so I heard.............
Good way for the pesticide ag applicators to make a few bucks in the off season.
Yeah, everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
Just an FYI, Greta Van Sustern reported the other night that Atlanta just purchased 2-3 million dollars worth of snow removal equipment. Don’t think it was used the other day.....
She probably wanted to get there alive. CNN is on the edge of the jungle. Lots of ferals in the area, although they were probably inside where it was warm.
If it started raining bananas in your neighborhood, whould you have the required banana removal equipment?
Atlanta should just close the roads when they have snow. It would be cheaper than all other alternatives.
That might cure her of liberalism...
I guess in your world it does rain bananas on occasion. In the real world it does snow. Ice storms are much more dangerous. In my stupid little town in southern MS. we closed the schools, sanded the roads and didn’t have any problems. Of course we are not a big intelligent city like Atlanta.
Their excuse? We didn’t know it was coming. Hell we knew and talked about it for at least two days prior to the storm hitting. It doesn’t require much equipment. Just the sense to make the right calls and do something rather than sit on your ass.
I believe Atlanta gets about an inch+ snow storm every two years. How often do you think it rains bananas?
I have no fear, she’ll be back on the black Mayor’s plantation by Summer. The Press never stays upset with Rat politicians.
“Atlanta averages 2 inches of snow a year. This was a 2 (or 3) inch snow storm. “
2/3 inches? In Cleveland, we still wear shorts and flip flops in that kinda weather!
“two miles?? Why the hell didnt she walk?”
Thank you! That she had to drive 2 miles caught my breath. She and others like her who had only short distances to travel, but who had to get on the road when they could have walked are as responsible as anyone else.
She should walk the two miles every day. Good for the environment that I am sure she’s concerned about as well as her own health. If her walk would include passing thru high-crime areas, with her mic she’s in a position to do something about it. So all around, her daily walk to/from work would be a good thing!
As a long-time resident of the metro area, I can attest it is more like every 8-10 years. But your rhetorical question still holds.
I predict that within 4 years we will have a(n incorrect) weather forecast that causes the city to shut down for a non-event. And so it goes . . .
There was a great FReeper comment in one of the ATL Snowpocalypse threads along the lines of “when I moved from up North, my Atlanta neighbor saw my snow shovel and told me people in Atlanta don’t shovel snow, they wait for it to melt. He was right.”
This is essentially correct.
In Atlanta, snowfalls of greater than 2.6 inches happen every 4.25 years and snowfalls of greater than 1 inch happen every 1.5 years. And that doesn't include freezing rain storms and flash freezes.
And? I’ve been here. 8-10 years is about right for a frozen precipitation event that substantially affects traffic across the metro area, your mechanistic recitation of meteorological data notwithstanding.
Wisdom > Data
There is something like 36,000 miles of roadway in Atlanta. So yea, probably a dozen trucks could have handled that.
Like I said, the logical and most economical thing to do would have bee to close the Interstates and major routes and wait 36 hours.
Two short years ago...
January 11, 2011
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 marks the third day of snow and ice in the Atlanta metro area. Many businesses and schools remained closed, mail has been delayed, flights canceled and area public transit such as MARTA, Gwinnett County Transit and Cobb Community Transit are operating on limited service...The Georgia Department of Transportation is still urging commuters to stay home, reporting roads will likely refreeze again overnight Tuesday.
OK, so I wasn’t verbose enough. An event creating a traffic disaster such as we saw this week happens every 8-10 years. In 2011, the timing was such we didn’t have that. It snowed. We stayed home. It was fine.
Beyond that, please see SampleMan’s post #48 in this thread.