I used to love The Weather Channel. I could watch for hours. Those days are long gone with it’s acquisition by NBC. I was talking to dad last night about my frequently calling it the death and destruction channel these days. It is increasingly becoming a news channel and not a weather channel.
“Death and destruction draws viewers and sells advertisement slots,” dad said in response.
“I know,” I replied miffed. “But I want a detailed forecast and the radar. Not wall to wall destruction in Haiti. It seems The Weather Channel’s parent company, NBC, has a better infrastructure in Haiti than the whole of that nation’s government these days.”
It’s true, though. Last night’s Weather Center only had a smidgen of instances of forecasts or local weather. They concentrated on panning out to Mike Sidel in California who was on mudslide watch; just waiting for houses to slide off the hillside. And the gross hyperbole? Don’t get me started. Alexandra Steele you should be ashamed.
Well, I will quit this rant. I feel better now. At least channel 12 out of Montgomery has a 24 hour radar with NOAA weather radio playing in the background. It has been my saving grace these days as far as my weather news consumption is concerned. I also wouldn’t know what to do without Internet weather these days as well.