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Hurricane Irma And How The Left Has Politicized Even The Weather


Added 09-12-17 05:45:02am EST - “As I write this, I am on the southwest coast of Florida and the bands of Hurricane Irma are intensifying. In my estimation, a perfect time to stress that Rush Limbaugh was well within his rights to question the motivations of some…” - Investors.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Investors.com: “Hurricane Irma And How The Left Has Politicized Even The Weather”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As I write this, I am on the southwest coast of Florida and the bands of Hurricane Irma are intensifying.

In my estimation, a perfect time to stress that Rush Limbaugh was well within his rights to question the motivations of some in the media and the various weather services with regard to Irma and Hurricane "forecasts," and Hurricane "hype."

In the past, I have equated weather "forecasters" to political pundits and economists. They all factor a great deal of guesswork into their predictions with the weather forecasters often coming up a poor third in terms of accuracy.

A number of years ago, I sat down with the general manager of a major television news station. He told me that in their own survey, viewers tuned in for "weather first, sports second, and news last."  Therefore he stressed, weather forecasters were the "cash cow" of the station.

He further explained that much of television weather forecasting was a "sham." He said that decades ago, they would give a "one-day" forecast. But then Station B across town went to a "two-day" forecast. So then they countered with a "three-day" forecast," until everyone went to the "useless seven-day" forecasts.

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