Yesterday we reported on the hilarious antics of Mike Seidel of The Weather Channel in his performance trying to stand up in wind while others strolled casually by in the background. That video has gone viral. Here’s another example of how media tries to make the storm look worse than it actually was.
Fortunately, somebody else was there to capture the CNN #fakenews event.
Yes the flooding was bad, but there’s no reason for antics like this. It just makes CNN looks even more untrustworthy than it already is.
No wonder trust in the news media is dropping.
(Update: It’s been said in comments this is from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or Ike in 2008, rather than Florence in 2018. No matter what year it was taken, the point is the same – [Anderson] Cooper made the event look worse than it is by standing in the ditch [where] the water is deeper only due to the ditch. Headline updated to remove Florence reference.)
Meanwhile, some firefighters had some fun spoofing “live on the scene reports”: