Wednesday, February 07, 2018
SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY WEATHER NEWSIES PROMISED SNOWPOCALYPSE AND THEN NOTHING HAPPENED!!!
Constant warnings and typically hyperbolic Kansas city weather coverage has been proven incorrect. Yet again.
To wit . . .
FAKE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY METEOROLOGISTS BROADCAST SNOWSTORM FEAR THAT DIDN'T COME CLOSE TO MOST OF THEIR LOCAL VIEWERS!!!
Throughout the life of this blog the inaccuracy of local weather forecasts has been a very fun running joke.
For now the link is up but we took a screenshot of the latest local weather blunder for posterity and because "journalism" is just a fancy word for blogging . . .
Kansas City braces for largest snow storm in four years
Recently, our pal Craig Glazer offered a great take on this topic and his words resonate this morning:
"Last year and for the last few years we have had about ten fake weather news stories each season. There are rare "I'm sorries" from the news folks and they just keep on doing it.
Wouldn't it have made sense to predict a possibility of ice and snow, but a wait and see before we hit the panic button?
How many millions were lost by shops, stores, entertainment venues? The list is long.
Oh grocery stores do get busy, we have to buy food and such because we will not be able to get outside for days. Right? Sure thing. Hey, it's wrong to do this every year and every winter. I understand they say its for public safety, but is it?"
And so, life goes on amid yet another broken promise during the Winter of our discontent whilst locals have one less reason to trust "journalism" amid the Internets era.
You decide . . .