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Local CBS Blizzard Coverage FAIL

Home - by - February 9, 2013 - 11:21 America/New_York - 23 Comments

I’m getting a kick out of watching CBS coverage with a correspondent named Lou Young. He was reporting live from Ridgefield, Connecticut as if he was giving an eye witness account to the apocalypse.

He was breathlessly reporting that the grand high mystic ruler of Connecticut, governor Malloy, had issued a driving ban. Young pointed down an avenue and said that all the businesses were closed, except for a hardware store.

Young went into the business, probably half expecting to see people running through the aisles in a panic, killing and eating the fellow customers.

The first guy he approached was cashing out at the register. Young asked if he was buying “storm related items.” The guy casually said, “no, I’m doing a little light plumbing back at the house.” Young seemed disappointed. Then he spotted a guy in the back perusing the paint section. He was dejected. Life seemed to be going on despite the government decree.

When he stepped outside he encountered a guy getting out of his truck with his dog. Young asked him if he knew that there was a driving ban in place. The guy said he was unaware of that.

Young asked how the roads were, hoping for a tale of treachery. The guy said, “the roads are great.”

Battered, but not down, Young asked the guy to assess the severity of the storm. The guy said, “moderate.”  He continued, much to Lou Young’s chagrin, “this is Connecticut, it snows.” He looked at Lou Young like he was a loon.

CBS got their red meat earlier when they were interviewing a real dopebag in Rivervale, New Jersey. They stopped this big-brain in his truck who said he couldn’t stay home because he was getting “cabin fever.” One day in the house gets this guy itchy. That’s always a sign you’re in the presence of an intellectual. A book is something that levels a wobbly toilet. So CBS had their man in their sites. They reminded the guy that this was the same area that was hit by Hurricane Sandy. Then they said that another big storm on its heels seems strange. They asked the guy, obviously a world famous climatologist, if he thought it was a coincidence. The big dumb bastard complied – “Herrr dee durrrrrr da derrrrr, not a coincidence.”

Yes. It’s GLOBAL WARMING, and Rivervale, New Jersey is the epicenter.

All of this coverage, and the Governor bans on driving, is designed to make the citizen feel helpless and the government omnipotent.

We got about 18″ here. My pal Bill borrowed his Dad’s truck, hooked up a plow and did the entire neighborhood, driveways and all. Maybe he should go to Suffolk County and plow out the people who are waiting for Andrew Cuomo to get the plows going, because there are people abandoning their cars. Meanwhile, Governor Douchenozzle was just on the Tee Vee telling everyone to stay off the roads and they have it under control. Uh Huh.

Just wait until these leftist run states in the northeast switch all the emergency vehicles over to “green electric smart cars.” Maybe if the citizens are nice they will plow out the bureauweenies. You know what? Maybe the government should stay off the roads and let real men with their real vehicles do the work of men.

 

 

 

» 23 Comments

  1. Unruly Refugee

    February 9th, 2013

    LOL, that is funny. I know what I would do … attach a rope to the back of my truck and drive past the frustrated camera man pulling somebody on snow skis giving him the bird.

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  2. ironyCurtain

    February 9th, 2013

    Unbelievable that things have “progressed” to the point where imbeciles like Malloy have no qualms about even using the term “ban” as if we are “banned” from leaving our Workers Paradise Island of Cuba.
    I have no problem with the state saying “travel at your own risk” but, “Banned from Mobility” is absurd.

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  3. BigFurHat

    February 9th, 2013

    YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!!!
    The government has decreed you stay home, despite the fact that your truck has no problem in the snow.

    I’m going to look for the stories of people facing 1 year in jail in Massachusetts because they were out with their personal snow plows.
    Or their Hummers.

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  4. ironyCurtain

    February 9th, 2013

    But, did I mention that Mrs. Curtain is in full compliance with the “ban” as opposed to shoveling out and going in to work today?

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    February 9th, 2013

    Every state I can think of driving in deep snow in just gave travel advisories. Roads closed when they were impassable. The guy must be a real control freak.

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  6. BigFurHat

    February 9th, 2013

    That was my point to Lady in Red last night on another thread.
    Of course it’s the governments role to issue warnings, and to strongly urge people to stay home. I’d even go so far as to agree that if you go out and you get stuck and the government plows you out you should have to pay a fee.
    But to tell people who are having no problem at all driving through the snow that they face one year in jail if they are caught is NOT AMERICA.

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  7. Moxie Man

    February 9th, 2013

    Brilliant observation of the media trying to make to news.

    In Maine, preparedness was ingrained, no matter what the the pending catastrophe anticipated by the news sheeple.

    At the beginning of a ferocious Nor’easter, I recall asking an old-timer, “Hey, Mr. Booker, how much snow do you think we’re going to get?”

    He replied in a thick downeast accent, “Well, young fella, I’ll letch ya know tomorrow …”

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  8. norman einstein

    February 9th, 2013

    I wouldn’t watch SeeBS if it was the only channel on.
    But even Fox was really hyping the storm all day yesterday. You could tell they were salivating in hopes of a ‘snowmageddon’ event.
    Last night they had a reporterette out in Central Park and people were skating, walking their dogs and, amazingly, nobody was tearing their hair in a state of panic.

    They did find a ray of sunshine, though. Apparently, lots of cars were abandoned on the Long Island Expressway. So, there’s THAT.

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  9. Moxie Man

    February 9th, 2013

    In the Blizzard of ’78, I lived in Danvers, Mass.
    The town had the best snow-plowing crew in the northeast.

    Helmut-head Dukakis issued a state-wide travel ban that lasted at least 5 days.

    We drove around our town without any problems, it was a beautiful scene, like something from Currier & Ives.

    As soon as we got to the Peabody town line. It looked like the other side of a DMZ zone (Sry, like saying ATM Machine, I know) – cop cars, military vehicles (National Guard was activated).

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  10. Kenny Sullivan

    February 9th, 2013

    It’s 48 and Sunny here…about 8 degrees below normal. I hate whenit gets this cold!

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  11. Kenny Sullivan

    February 9th, 2013

    Oh, that reporter dude, I think he has been on my island standing in a street puddle after a minor hurricane blocking traffic talking about the devastation…and the camera always avoids the working stoplight.

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  12. Moxie Man

    February 9th, 2013

    Chilly in the East Valley for the next few days – 60° days, 38° nights. I had to turn the heat on for 2 hours this AM. That burns my ass, but no shoveling!

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  13. sig94

    February 9th, 2013

    But, but, but this was a KILLER SNOWSTORM!
    No! It was an ASSAULT SNOWSTORM!

    Ban Assault Snowstorms now!!! For the children!

    An assault snowstorm is any snowstorm that dumps over 7″ of snow or looks real scary like it might be an assault snowstorm or scares any meteorologist when viewed via radar even if it does not cause any snowfall.

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  14. Moe Tom

    February 9th, 2013

    Now BFH that’s the way news should be reported. Ridicule the stoopids.
    After a suicide rescue on the Brooklyn Bridge years
    back, a breathless and very concerned reporter asked Sgt Mike McGrory what can be done to PREVENT
    this sort of stuff?
    Build smaller bridges, I guess, said the Sgt.

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  15. sig94

    February 9th, 2013

    My worst winter was 1993, we had 192″ of snow that year. My front porch is a foot off the ground; after one storm that year I had to start shoveling the porch at chin level.

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  16. sig94

    February 9th, 2013

    Moe Tom – if it bleeds it ledes. If it doesn’t bleed, they’ll supply the blood.

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  17. Claudia

    February 9th, 2013

    Stephen Colbert, when he was on the Daily Show, had the funniest skit about hurricane reporters.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-13-2005/hurricane-coverage .

    He should do another one of these for snow storm reporters.

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  18. Kenny Sullivan

    February 9th, 2013

    Just for you Big Fur Hat:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijLIqhnEp0o
    ..

    WARNING: Have no Hot Cocoa in mouth whe viewing video…laptop damage may occur!

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  19. Corky

    February 9th, 2013

    I am SO glad that they found a stupid person in NJ–every time a disaster happens here in the south you can bet they find the stereotypical southern bumpkin and make allusion that that is how we all are. My husband and I were laughing at Cantore and Roker last night trying so hard to make this a disaster. I read they shut the gov’t controlled liquor stores in Rhode Island–horrors!

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  20. Kenny Sullivan

    February 9th, 2013

    Claudia, you link went to Ben Carsons speech. Great link!

    (but I was looking for the hurricane skit)
    _______

    Oh, crap. Must not have clicked “copy” and the Ben Carson link was the last thing I copied. I fixed it now. Thanks! – Claudia

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  21. bitterclinger

    February 9th, 2013

    This reporter sounds like the CNN guy Rush always plays who went to Egypt right after the Arab Spring, trying to find glowing huzzahs for the Indonesian. He came up up empty too but didn’t let that stop him from reporting how grateful the Egyptians were for King Putz’s brilliance.

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  22. Moe Tom

    February 9th, 2013

    Kenny. That was funny.

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  23. DaveVA

    February 9th, 2013

    Growing up in Ohio, 18 inches was not an emergency, it was fun.

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