The Mediaite media critic site is taking CNN to task for making a journalist bundle up and go outside, pretty much like everyone else in Minnesota who had to go to work today.
It was all the way up to -15 by the time the CNN reporter began her “torture.”
It’s mostly showbiz. Reporters have a nice warm truck within feet of where they do their live shots, and where they sit until just before they are “tortured” for the cause of journalism.
On the other end of the reporting extreme, props to WCCO’s Mike Binkley, who went to Detroit Lakes today in search of winter and didn’t need battle gear. Neither did some of Detroit Lakes’ citizens, apparently.
It’s all in the attitude.
Original photo by Hart Van Denburg. Enhancements by Michael Wells and Julia Schrenkler, all of whom made it into work today without problems.