Feb 23, 2008
Why is it that the weathercasters in this market blow every little snow event so far out of proportion? Don't get me wrong, it's important to let people know there's a POSSIBILITY of a winter storm so they're aware and plan accordingly. But why do they think they need to make "this" storm the mother of all? I believe it's because the local news departments are so inept that they have to rely on the brewing storm, and force the weather folk into making it a bigger deal than it is. Look, in reality a winter storm can be more dangerous than say a tornado. It's more widespread, for the most part, and can effect more people. But if you're at home and know it's probably going to snow and drift, you just stay in. Now some folks who aren't all that bright will go on about their business and get stuck somewhere, but they weren't going to listen anyway. It's unfortunate that TV, in particular, has to make such a big deal out of it. If you look closer, it's not really to serve the viewers either. It's so that when they finally are right about a storm, they can have all of those warnings to slap into a promo to say, "I told you so!" You never see a promo that says we really screwed up this time, and of course you never will. But to hear "It's really gonna be bad this time...I really mean it!" before every breeze that blows by is really too much. I'd like to see everyone call when they're wrong and ask, "Where's your promo for how well you did this time?" "Uh, sorry the weather guy can't talk right now...there's a big storm coming in!" (Feb 24, 2008 | post #1)
What a shame that the big deal in Rochester is a Tom Petty impersonator! Either that or the P-B writers aren't ambitous enough to find anything else. (Feb 23, 2008 | post #1)
This guy clearly needs a visit to St. Peter, but as was the case with the Post-Bulletin's employee, it's difficult to make anything meaningful out of this type of incident. (Feb 23, 2008 | post #5)
It's a shame that a human being can be so self-cntered that they "accidentally " beat or shake their child, their own flesh and blood, until they die. Whether it's first or second degree is really irrelevant to the fact that a defensless BABY was killed by someone. There's no disputing that shit happens, but in my opinion, if it's a kid...they should go for good. (Feb 23, 2008 | post #2)
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