Thanks for the input.
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Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [californiadisasters] Admin Read: Stop Shooting the Messenger
This is an interesting thread and I think Kim and the rest put it well.
Maybe we can lighten up a bit, but I think a lot of what we think and say
stems from the attitude the television forecaster portray. They do
indeed talk as if 1) It is their own weather. 2) What they are saying
how it will end up. 3) There is rarely, if ever, comments reminding the
viewing public that it's not an exact science and it is almost never brought
up during a forecast that their words are solely predictions and may not
So while we learn early on in school weather prediction is not an exact
thing, watching years of TV forecasters influences our thinking to expect
reports to be right. If 1, 2, and 3 were addressed, I think 99.9% of
viewing public would not be bad-mouthing newscasters around the water
fountain at work.
Way off topic at this point, sorry.
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