Long-time readers of NewsCut are probably aware of my lack of fondness for the practice of reporters covering floods by standing in the water.
But a TV station in Boston has doubled down while covering today’s big storm in the northeast: floating on ice, which, we are told in this tweet, is a sign of journalism excellence.
Just in: Ice floats. We’ve got team coverage.
— Bill Sheerin (@AssignGuy) January 4, 2018
That brought a scolding from the National Weather Service.
We do not recommend going out and floating on icebergs; this is a very dangerous situation along the coastline with major flooding ongoing, peoples homes & other infrastructure becoming inundated and damaged; please observe should you have to from a safe location https://t.co/2rhMUEQJy6
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 4, 2018
Hello! Good morning! Washington metropolitan area, you have woken and you are on your eighth day of being very cold. Which means, if you are originally from a place accustomed to lower temperatures — New Hampshire, say, or Ely, Minn. — you are on your eighth day of pompously explaining how you used to ice-pick your way to the office while riding the carcass of a frozen walrus.
And you know what? Just stuff it.
Which has brought a retort from the official spokespeople of the people of Minnesota: Indignant Minnesotan on Twitter.
1) we know what happens what the Washington Post tries to take on MN
2) that language is a little harsh
3) we will not be quiet about our ability to live through winter and/or the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
4) is this letter addressed to John and Barbara Northerner? https://t.co/Hd8IpZvMV0
— Indignant Minnesotan (@IndignantMN) January 4, 2018
Oh it’s on now between Minnesota and Washington over the weather, giving Minnesotans a reason to get up in the morning again.
(h/t: Jennifer Ehrlich)