The Crow here for c4ocradio.com
While Hurricane Florence pummeling the Eastern Seaboard, reporters are shooting outdoors in storm-drenched areas to show viewers at home just how serious the storm is. A video of a live segment in North Carolina, shows Weather Channel reporter Mike Seidel making a big splash ― but probably not in the way he’d like. A video segment shows him bracing his feet on where he’s standing, presumably so he won’t be blown over during his segment. There was just one problem: two people walk behind him as though nothing is wrong, ruining the appearance of dire conditions for his segment, while Seidel looks as if he needed to guard against the wind and the rain. Some wondered where the weatherman got his training.
Many Twitter users suspected the shot was just a teensy bit fabricated. I like the Weather Channel. But look at this guy acting like the wind is about to blow him over as he rocks back and forth. Meanwhile, I guess he missed the guys walking behind him casually talking on their phones. OOPS!! I mean it’s windy sure BUT…… The video reminded people of other times weather people tried to cloud the truth with dramatic license. HuffPost reached out to the Weather Channel, which supplied this statement: “It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted.”
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