TV Noozie Warns: ‘Your Kids Are Dead, Too’

Again we wonder if they surgically remove your brain before they let you be a TV noozie. Here’s a Fox News weatherman issuing an apocalyptic warning about the hurricane: “This moves 20 miles to the West, and you and everyone you know are dead… because you can’t survive it… and your kids are dead, too.”

Remember the nooze coverage of Hurricane Katrina? There were gonna be at least 10,000 dead! (Not even a little bit close.) The people in the Silverdome are gonna go berserk and start eating each other! (They didn’t.) New Orleans is finished! (It wasn’t.) Not to mention the noozie putz in the rowboat making like it’s the Great Flood, until a couple of people waded past him in galoshes because the water was only ankle-deep.

Oh, yeah, noozies, we believe you! Especially when you tell us that a hurricane is gonna kill us all, unless our government signs this U.N. treaty and then they’ll be able to stop the hurricanes, blah-blah…

8 comments on “TV Noozie Warns: ‘Your Kids Are Dead, Too’

  1. We are truly entering a new Dark Age where superstition, rumor, innuendo, etc, all outweigh the facts. The Bill of Rights has been dismantled and now they are working on the Magna Carta.

  2. Yeah, I don’t know what to think about that, really. I mean, I think he was trying to impress upon people in the dangerous areas that they needed to evacuate. The hurricane has done a lot of damage here in Florida, and even more in Haiti (hundreds are dead there).
    On the other hand, I do think that reports of just how bad the storm would be were exaggerated to make propaganda for global warming. It wasn’t the worst hurricane we’ve had since the 1890s, as some people were saying it would be.

    1. While I agree completely with Lee’s take on this, there is an additional element to this. Sources of weather reporting live in mortal fear of being held responsible for losses of property, even deaths, if they fail to sound adequate warning. In other words, they tend to be held to concrete standards even though weather forecasting is an inexact science on its best day.

      I spent many years on Colorado’s Front Range. I have long quipped the Denver is a city with four distinct seasons and it’s quite possible to experience all four in the span of 24 hours. The highly variable weather in Denver, combined with the fact the the Rockies are capable of sending truly epic snowfalls out into the plains meant that the weather reports in Denver came across as paranoiac ravings of a misguided doomsday prophet.

      Many are the mornings that I awoke to find that the snowy apocalypse had failed to materialize as predicted. On other conditions, I woke up expecting a balmy winter’s day and found myself housebound because a rogue storm had snuck past the forecasters unnoticed.

      So, while I heartily agree that these weather casts have become playgrounds for doomsday environmental predictions; the weather predictors have painted themselves into a corner and have to err in the direction of sensationalism or risk severe backlash on those rare occasions when bad weather actually lives up to, or even exceeds what is forecast.

    2. Point taken. Still, when Brian Williams reported seeing a body float past his hotel room in New Orleans–a hotel that was in a neighborhood that experienced no flooding at all–well, that was a big fat porkie, wasn’t it?

    3. Agreed completely. Believe me, NO ONE on TV has any credibility in my eyes and the more prominent the character, the less trust I have for them. These aren’t reporters, they are actors.

      James Garner made his living portraying individualistic characters. He was an ACTOR and very good at his craft. Maverick, Rockford or Jason McCollough (Support Your Local Sheriff) were characterizations he created because they held mass appeal and could be sold. In his autobiography he came across as a whiny complainer, bemoaning how underpaid he was, even though he made much more than average when he was first in TV. He was 180 degrees out from his characterizations, but you’d be hard-pressed know it from his movies, TV or interviews.

      Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley and almost everyone since we’re/are ACTORS, portraying the character of an idealized newsperson. The problem is, in the quest to be a modern Walter Winchell they have come to care not a bit about the factual accuracy of their reports. The insidious part is that these dramatic presentations are advertised as factual news and not the dramatizations they truly are. Look no further than the current presidential campaign if you want to see the risk this imposes upon civilization.

      As a civilization, we’ve lost the ability to separate drama from reality.

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