Intrepid reporter braves storm and ugly rainwear
Welcome to the modern world of TV news and our incredibly up-to-date coverage of this really big and terrible storm bearing down upon America’s north east coast.
This storm is so massive and awesomely destructive that we are reporting directly from the really exposed, dangerous bits of the flooded coastline with only our colourful jackets to protect us.
Never mind that our presence makes a mockery of evacuation orders for ordinary citizens. Never mind that our soggy reporters in the field can’t actually hear the news anchor, or that they could be swept away by the storm surge, or instantly sliced like crinkle cut chips by a piece of flying debris.
Never mind that in the social media age, people around the world can instantly view countless images far more compelling than some lady standing in the middle of the flooded road in the dark.
Never mind the fact that satellite imagery can often tells you more about a storm like this at a time like this, and that the best on-the-ground-footage is almost always the morning after – especially when a storm strikes at night.
Never mind that people are actually dying in this storm and never mind anything! We’ve put drenched Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters at grave risk of ripping their designer rainwear so that you, the viewer, can furtively enjoying watching this year’s once-in-a-century storm all the more.
In other news, Australian TV networks will soon be releasing their alluring summer range of bushfire wear in ever-popular magenta and burnt orange.
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