The Weather Channel Discusses “Messaging”

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    • #444103
      Pam2
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      Just saw a segment on the Weather Channel that seemed to be blaming people for their own deaths in the recent flooding caused by Ida. “They didn’t get the message or they didn’t take it seriously”. “How can we improve our messaging?” It was 10 minutes of mumbo jumbo from some dumb “expert”. How about passing out inflatable boats to people well before the flooding? You know, something useful. They had another segment on a group that was giving out water filtration systems to people in Louisiana. Now that’s a good idea. Give people survival tools.

      Anyway, there are always going to be some people who can’t evacuate from disasters, due to health, lack of transport, having nowhere to go etc. Government entities need to have plans, not just people. Why didn’t NYC close the subways ahead of time? They should have been paying attention to forecasts.

       

       

    • #444115
      GZeusH
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      If we had neighborhood committees that looked after people, making sure they were healthy, had enough to eat, were safe from the storm, that would be socialist.  Couldn’t have that.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

      If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.

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      Pam2
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      @gzeush

      I’ve heard that in Cuba they have some type of community storm bunkers so their hurricane death rate is low. Yes, we should be like Cuba in that sense.

       

       

    • #444128
      David the Gnome
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      Anyone else remember those TNT channel commercials?  “We know drama”.  Ought to be the motto of U.S. and most western media.

      I get notifications from the weather channel – and they all scream “disaster!  Doom!  Death!” As spectacularly as they can.  Huge storm hits Nebraska!  One pig and two cows injured!  Barn door broken by the wind in Maine!

      Hmm, I know there’s a pun about breaking wind in there somewhere.

      Anyhow… They scream all this death and disaster – and on the rare occasion that it happens (don’t get me wrong, it is terrible when it does) they think that vindicates every bull shit cry of wolf.

    • #444129
      Average Gazoo
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      Against the guidance of NOAA, The Weather Channel started naming storms as if they were hurricanes. They hype every rain drop as disaster, every snow flake a blizzard then they wonder why people don’t take them seriously.

      They are the boy who cried rain storm:
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/2012/10/03/2b975a92-0d64-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_blog.html

      Be the Change

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