If so, I’d like to be the editor. We’ll just watch the Weather Channel all day. We’ll be the Newsbusters of the weather channel, right? That’d be a terrible job to have to be the weather channel watchdog.
HARNDEN: “There was almost palpable disappointment among the TV big guns rolled out for the occasion when Irene was downgraded to a mere ‘tropical storm”. In New York city, CNN’s silver-haired Anderson Cooper, more usually seen in a tight t-shirt in a famine or war zone, was clad in what one wag dubbed “disaster casual”.
He looked crestfallen and fell briefly silent when a weatherwoman told him that the rain was not going to get any worse. “Wow, because this isn’t so bad,” he said. “It’s an annoying rain but it isn’t even a sideways rain.””
[Read Toby Harnden’s “Perfect Storm of Hype: Politicians, the media and the Hurricane Irene apocalypse that never was” at the UK Telegraph]