Fake News... Fake Weather?

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  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    When will it end?... Check out the two guys casually walking in the background. Weather channel is defending the reporter but looks a bit suspect.

     
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  2. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I guess that's what they would refer to as "localized" wind gusts.

    -Kevin
     
  3. Moondoggie

    Moondoggie New Member

    24
    Jul 6, 2018
    Central Fl.
    2018 Sea Ray SPX 210 OB
    2018 Ford F-150 Lariat
    Single Merc 150
    Well, NBC does own them. I also watched a weather girl on the weather channel talking about the hurricane and she sounded like she was auditioning for for a high school drama. It was pathetic, just to stir fear.
     
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  4. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    That's funny. Not only that but the wind is blowing to his back but he is leaning in the other direction. If you were to lean into the wind you would be leaning the other way to brace yourself.
     
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  5. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Newscasters are very sensitive people (read actors who read cue cards and teleprompters)....the people casually walking in the background clearly were far less sensitive....... I'm sure the Reporter's feelings were hurt when the video went viral.
     
  6. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I have family in North Carolina so I have been watching lots of weather news the last few days. After a half hour or so of the Weather channel, as a 54 year old man who has seen a thing or two, I start to realize a lot of the drama is fabricated. They are good at it and know exactly what they are doing but will never admit it. Unfortunately most of the sheeple get the 30 second clip and take it as gospel.
     
  7. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    This is funny.

    Last night on cnn, don lemon was broadcasting from myrtle beach.

    Was trying to build drama, kept talking about the upcoming high tide and the wind blowing on shore making an epic biblical event.

    The graphic on the lower left of the screen showed the winds blowing off shore....
     
  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    The wind speeds (constant and gusts) were showing in the upper left corner of that screen. Steady winds at 29, gusts up to 40 something.

    Hell, that's just getting to be good boating weather.
     
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  9. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
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  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    That’s just a little more than a summer afternoon around here.
     
  11. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    It's funny but sad at the same time....

    People want to trust the news but it's clear you are being feed the narrative of what they want to show you...
     
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  12. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    True on so many levels
     
  13. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Both the weather channel stuff and the canoe bit are freaking hysterical! :p
     
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  14. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    News is about ratings these days and weather events like hurricanes get the eyeballs on the news. They take advantage of this to capitalize on the misfortunes of others - it is a shame. There is no longer such news as just reporting the facts, there is always a trailing opinion.

    -Kevin
     
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  15. ttmott

    ttmott Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Isn’t this hyperbole pathetically indicative of all the media?
     
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  16. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Yup
     
  17. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    We are here is Wilmington NC area. I think that video was around a couple of years ago. We are staying at a Hilton in Wilmington and the Weather Channel and Siedel are here.
     
  18. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    156
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Much of the wind speed information on a hurricane comes from hurricane hunter aircraft that naturally fly relatively high above the ocean or land. I use this database to monitor the surface windspeeds. https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

    Of course, the water from storm surge and flooding is most often more damaging than the winds.
     
  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    CNN.jpg
     
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  20. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Active Member

    198
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    Now called Hotel Ballast? I've seen Water street flood from a moderate afternoon shower! How high is the river?
     

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