As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t care for the reporting on Fox News because of its, to put it mildly, sensationalistic tendencies when reporting the news. However, since I’ve recently become obsessed with hurricanes (and rightfully so I might add), I would rather see and hear the worst of the news I can get: ergo, Fox News.
As I was listening to Fox News coverage of Hurricane Wilma while I was getting ready for work this morning, the reporter who was standing outside in the battering winds in Coral-Something or Something-Coral, Florida, was asked by the reporters who were safely back in the studio if he thought he would get the storm surge that was predicted for the exact place he was standing. The reporter had been warned that he should have a boat ready and waiting nearby.
The reporter said, “No, I don’t have a boat. There are only 2 – 3 inches of water in the street. I don’t see any evidence of a surge.” Does he not know the meaning of the word surge? Honey, you ain't gonna see the surge until you're standing waist deep in Gulf of Mexico salt water at the intersection of First and Main.
This is the same reporter who had been standing in the eye of the hurricane twenty minutes earlier saying that he thought the worst of the storm was over. This guy might know all about Iraq and Iran but he sure don’t know nothin’ 'bout no hurricanes.