The Weather Channel Discusses “Messaging”
September 5, 2021 at 3:26 PM - Views: 66 #444103
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.
September 5, 2021 at 4:21 PM #444115GZeusHParticipant
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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.
September 5, 2021 at 4:24 PM #444116
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.
September 5, 2021 at 6:54 PM #444142retired liberalParticipant
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Besides the government helping people smacks of socialism.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
September 5, 2021 at 5:21 PM #444128David the GnomeParticipant
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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.
September 5, 2021 at 5:34 PM #444129Average GazooParticipant
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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:
Be the Change
September 5, 2021 at 7:03 PM #444148
Yeah I forgot they started naming winter storms. That was dumb.
September 5, 2021 at 7:43 PM #444160Ohio BarbarianModerator
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The establishment knows the American people are easier to control when they’re scared shitless. That’s why we are daily bombarded with messages to be afraid of something. Some days, what we’re supposed to be afraid of doesn’t seem to matter much.
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September 5, 2021 at 7:53 PM #444165doh1304Participant
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the TV channels (at least in San Francisco) change the name of their weather reports to “Stormtracker Channel Whatever” where .001 inches of sondensed fog is an event – exclamation marks dependent on the thespian skills of the reader.
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