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    Hurricane Florence

    Waters off North Carolina right now https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_pa...?station=41159

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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    And the Oscar for best over-dramatization of the effects of Cat 1 winds, goes to:

    https://mashable.com/article/weather.../#gQ9j.Hu5hPqE
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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    I'd imagine being a TV reporter sent out to "report on a disaster" when no disaster has yet happened, must be frustrating and lead to some heavy histrionics.

    Reminds me of a blizzard a few years ago, where the poor reporter was on camera with a subtitle "Major snowfall hits Northeast" - but there were no piles of snow anywhere near the reporter. Probably would have lost her job if she'd just said "nothing's happening here yet."
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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    I'd imagine being a TV reporter sent out to "report on a disaster" when no disaster has yet happened, must be frustrating and lead to some heavy histrionics.

    Reminds me of a blizzard a few years ago, where the poor reporter was on camera with a subtitle "Major snowfall hits Northeast" - but there were no piles of snow anywhere near the reporter. Probably would have lost her job if she'd just said "nothing's happening here yet."
    Back in the 90's during the first Gulf War, there were some reporters at a purportedly reputable network who were exposed as faking that they were in an area that was under missile attack. Actually they were safe and sound in a studio and not under any kind of attack, but they put on helmets, etc., as if they were in imminent danger.

    Then a major female news personality once gave a report from "in front of the Capital" all bundled up because it was sooooo cold outside. Turns out she was discovered to have been standing in front of a green screen and nowhere near the Capital building.
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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    What are you suggesting...FAKE NEWS???
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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    FAKE NEWS!! Tell that to my two sisters who live in Myrtle beach and my mother who lives in Loris, SC. It's not a joking affair!

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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    Paul -

    My reply was in no way an attempt to make a joke about the seriousness of Florence. I feel for those people. I have a home in SW Florida and experienced, first hand, the wrath of Irma last year. Sorry if you took my comment the wrong way.
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    Re: Hurricane Florence

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    FAKE NEWS!! Tell that to my two sisters who live in Myrtle beach and my mother who lives in Loris, SC. It's not a joking affair!

    Paul, I don't think John was making light of the seriousness of the hurricane, just the obvious over-dramatization of the reporter in the video I posted and some of the other videos that show past episodes where news organizations were making up stuff for dramatic effect (like acting like they are under missile attack in the first Gulf War when in fact they were not), etc. Of course any hurricane is serious and no one is making light of that.
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