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  • Al Roker fires back at killjoys who called his Halloween costume ‘racist’

    11/01/2018 8:07:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | November 1, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “Today” show weatherman Al Roker is under fire for dressing up on Halloween as Doc Brown, the quirky — and white — time machine inventor in the “Back to the Future” trilogy. Some social media users asked why it was all right for him to dress up as a Caucasian character, while NBC canceled his colleague Megyn Kelly’s show after her controversial blackface comments. “I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who DON’T, won’t,” Roker tweeted to explain why his ‘80s-themed costume was not an example of whiteface. “I...
  • Liberal Journalists Lash Out at Rush Limbaugh Over Hurricane

    09/09/2017 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 9, 2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    So if you are a regular Rush Limbaugh listener - as I am - you heard Rush discussing the approaching Hurricane Irma this past week. And if you were paying attention, as I was, you heard him discuss the quite obvious fact that climate change believers (or science deniers as I call them) would be using Irma - as with Hurricane Harvey and others before that - as evidence of climate change. Aka: global warming. Well, of course. There seems to be nothing that occurs on Planet Earth that these people will not attribute to climate change. A blizzard or...
  • 'Cheap Shot': Al Roker Slams Media For Suggesting Jenna Bush Is Racist After Golden Globes Mistake

    01/10/2017 9:11:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Jenna Bush Hager made an innocent mistake on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night. In an interview with musician Pharrell Williams about the music he helped produce for the film "Hidden Figures," the NBC anchor accidentally combined the movie title with that of "Fences." "You're nominated for 'Hidden Fences,'" she said to Williams, who looked a little surprised but still answered her questions. Pharrell probably forgot about it by the time he sat down at his table. The media, however, with the help of some cyber bullies, won't let Bush Hager live it down. On Twitter, some suggested she didn't care about movies...
  • Wait . . . what? Today Show staff in meltdown because Al Roker said Ryan Lochte lied

    08/25/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Matthew Vadum
    The poor dears get very upset when someone eschews the BS and speaks plain truth. I’m not going to pretend I’ve been following the Ryan Lochte story. Nothing about the Olympics really interests me, including this. But it does interest me when people who merely tell the truth about things find themselves taking heat for doing so - and that is now happening to NBC’s Al Roker because he went so far as to express his indignation over Lochte’s false story of what happened to him in Brazil. According to a report out today, Today Show staffers are beside themselves,...
  • NYC yellow taxi driver accused of refusing ride to weatherman Al Roker fined $500

    01/12/2016 7:46:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/12/16 | Dan Good
    The cabbie accused of snubbing famed weatherman Al Roker has pleaded guilty to a service refusal violation and was fined $500, according to the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission. Rahman faced heavy penalties plus a possible 30-day suspension after Roker complained on Twitter in November that a taxi snubbed him and his 13-year-old son for being black — in favor of a white fare a block away. The driver also settled a refusal allegation in May for $200, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. "This happens to folks of color every day," Roker said following the incident. "And while...
  • The Weather Channel cuts Al Roker's show

    09/10/2015 11:42:46 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | September 10, 2015
    The Weather Channel says it is getting rid of its reality TV shows, along with morning shows led by Sam Champion and Al Roker. The struggling network is looking to get back to its roots, with less expensive programming and a lineup that appeals more to weather geeks. An estimated 50 people out of The Weather Channel's staff of 1,400 are losing jobs as a result, the network said on Thursday. The NBC Universal-owned network had lured Champion from ABC's "Good Morning America" to host "AMHQ," a weather-focused morning news program. Starting in early November, Champion will work on weather...
  • NBC Blasts Netanyahu Ahead of His 'Controversial Speech' to Congress (Weather man Roker takes shot)

    03/02/2015 5:01:31 PM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 PM EST | By Kyle Drennen
    Introducing a one-sided report on Monday's NBC Today that featured no criticism of President Obama, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived ahead of a controversial speech to Congress tomorrow. And that visit at the invitation of Republicans is threatening to further strain the Obama administration's relations with Israel." Correspondent Andrea Mitchell emphasized how unwelcome Netanyhu was for the White House: "Arriving in Washington without fanfare late Sunday, Israel's prime minister is at the center of a political firestorm. Shunned by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State for coming to lobby Congress against a...
  • Al Roker Wishes 'Global Warming' Term Had Never Been Used

    02/26/2015 10:54:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In the midst of freezing weather and record snowstorms in the eastern United States, NBC's Al Roker wishes the term "Global Warming" had never been used. Too bad, Al. As the Great Lakes are mostly frozen over due to the extreme cold, you are stuck with a term devised by liberals about twenty years ago to describe what they confidently predicted would happen at the time. Now that Global Warming laughably did not pan out, suddenly liberals and Al Roker are regretting that terminology and are now using the all-inclusive "Climate Change" instead. Roker expressed his "Global Warming" regret several...
  • Meteorologists: Cuomo’s weather claims are all wet

    11/29/2014 9:27:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 11:39 AM EST | David Klepper
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation’s best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National Weather Service and more capable of predicting events like the snowstorm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under 7 feet of snow. But although Cuomo’s $18.7 million initiative will help the state respond to events like floods or wildfires, it’s unlikely to live up to his grander expectations, meteorologists say. To accurately predict lake-effect snowfall in western New York, the state would need weather satellites and a supercomputer to handle complicated weather modeling, plus monitoring stations in the...
  • NYC mayor declares ‘Al Roker Appreciation Day’

    08/20/2014 11:33:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 2:02 PM EDT
    Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today Show” weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city. …
  • Al Roker blasts De Blasio for keeping schools open - comes under fire for putting kids in danger

    02/13/2014 10:15:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/13/14
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for putting children at risk by failing to declare a snow day as blizzards hit the city on Wednesday. Teacher's unions and elected officials called the mayor's decision a 'mistake' as schools were kept open despite New York's governor declaring a state of emergency. NBC weather anchor Al Roker even took time out from his Olympic coverage to blast the mayor's snow policy, saying: 'It’s going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed.'
  • Al Roker blasts Mayor de Blasio on Twitter for not canceling school (NYC)

    02/13/2014 11:21:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:49 pm | Annie Karni and Irving DeJohn
    Al Roker can add political pundit to his resume. The NBC weatherman, who normally has a rather sunny disposition, traded icy barbs with Mayor de Blasio Thursday for Hizzoner’s handling of Thursday’s snow storm. “I knew this am @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools would close schools. Talk about a bad prediction. Long range DiBlasio (sic) forecast: 1 term,” the “Today” show forecaster tweeted. …
  • Polar Vortex 2.0 Arrives.So What Will The Explanation Be This Time?,Product Of Global Warming?

    01/21/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    During the first week of January,we were all laughing and ridiculing "The Usual Global Warming Suspects".And yet since the first Polar Vortex,G.W. Supporters never gave up explaining on various news programs that the first record cold wave was caused by Global Warming.Now,as we all know by now,"Polar Vortex 2.0" is forecast to actually be either colder,and/or longer than the first one from week of Jan.3.So does anyone expect to hear from Al Roker,Al Gore or even "The Weather Channel"?,Maybe at least once this winter someone will declare that G.W. is a hoax? And why wont anyone on the Weather Channel...
  • Al Roker REMIX - "I Pooped in my Pants (The Dookie Dance)"

    01/12/2013 10:06:45 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 9, 2013 | Andrew Frederick
    Our good friend and always reliable show host, Al Rooker, recently admitted to shartting in the White House. Here is our Ode to Al.
  • 'Drunk' Ewoks disrupt NBC's 'Today' show (video)

    10/31/2009 11:38:10 AM PDT · by Doe Eyes · 18 replies · 1,437+ views
    the live feed ^ | October 30, 2009
    NBC's "Today" show Halloween decorating segment with Better Homes & Gardens and the news team dressed as "Star Wars" characters went increasingly awry due to a pair of scene stealing (and reportedly intoxicated) Ewoks. ...
  • NBC's Al Roker Celebrates Obama's Irish Roots on 'Today'

    03/17/2009 11:15:28 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies · 589+ views
    News busters ^ | 03/17/2009 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Over a chorus of gleeful Irish pub-goers literally singing Barack Obama's praises, NBC's Al Roker, broadcasting live from Ireland on Monday's "Today" show, explored the current president's Irish roots as he observed: "As St. Patrick's Day approaches in Moneygall the townsfolk join in the chorus, determined to keep hope alive." The "Today" show weatherman began the celebratory segment by exclaiming: "In a small pub in Ireland they're still celebrating Obama's victory. Dancing in honor of their adopted son." The following is a complete transcript of the segment as it was aired on the March 16, "Today" show: AL ROKER: You...
  • ‘Today’ Stoops To Sheep-Shagging Humor

    03/16/2009 6:39:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,130+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Today" might have hit a new low in tasteless humor on network morning news shows, with a sheep-shagging double entendre this morning. Meredith Vieira and Al Roker are over in Ireland this week. Opening this morning's show, the pair explained that as part of their visit, they did a bit of sheep-herding, which led to this suggestive exchange between the pair. . . View video here.
  • Weatherman Roker Thunders at Oprah Critics: 'Boo on You, Shut Up' [Video]

    01/05/2007 5:05:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies · 1,823+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To quote Jimmy Durante: everybody's trying to get into the act. At the "Today" show, it's not enough anymore to be subjected to the liberal preaching of Vieira, Lauer and Curry. Now weatherman Al Roker wants to harangue us, too. Roker had been off for a few days, and this morning we found out why: "We were in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. Life changing. Good for her. She's done such an amazing job." Wonderful. Good. Glad to hear it. But Al didn't stop there"And to the people who are castigating her: boo on you. If you've...
  • Al Roker Sure Loves His "Man Candy"(LAUER:I've been checking out the male models all morning)

    10/18/2006 5:04:46 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies · 1,260+ views
    CJR Daily ^ | Oct. 18, 2006 - 1:55 PM | Liz Cox Barrett
    Many a television newsman has had a signature phrase, whether it's a unique sign-off or a particular expression that viewers come to associate with him. Could Al Roker's be ..."man candy?" Yesterday, Roker, of NBC's Today Show fame, surveyed the sea of tight-T-shirted young men lined up on the Today Show Plaza for Cosmopolitan magazine's search for "The Most Eligible Bachelors in the United States" and proclaimed: "It's like a Whitman's Sampler of man candy." On Monday, "award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson" appeared on the show to prepare an autumnal feast and inspired this exchange between Roker and Ann Curry: CURRY:...
  • 'Today': Matt Chides Dems, Mike Nips John, Meredith Lets Loose

    09/14/2006 5:26:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 2,146+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Matt Lauer had a chuckle at the expense of his guests - then took Dems to task. Michael Smerconish scolded a Republican. And Meredith Vieira gave further evidence of a style looser than that of her perky predecessor. That's the nutshell wrap on the first half-hour of this morning's Today. Politics first. Lauer opened his interview with the folliclely-challenged duo of James Carville and Philly radio host Michael Smerconish by rubbing his own less-than-hirsute pate and observing with a laugh in the shot captured here: "First time in a long time I feel like I have a luxuriant head of...