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.

Gives a new meaning to surfing the news channels

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.

Yep, the whole of Delaware is in a storm shelter… except this guy

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.

Our salute to Hurricane Sandy

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.

Now THAT'S what we call an undercover reporter

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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    • lower_case_andrew says:

      10:58am | 30/10/12

      Check out the live webcams all around the east coast of the US.

      There are people wandering around Times Square and Wall Street, just going for walks and basically carrying on as usual.

    • Tubesteak says:

      11:41am | 30/10/12

      Sandy: the only thing to blow more people on the east coast than Snooki

    • subotic doesn't wear jerseys says:

      12:27pm | 30/10/12

      Tubesteak wins the internet!

    • J says:

      11:51am | 30/10/12

      THey are all trying to get “the best coverage”, in the hopes they will win some sort of award at the end of the year. In reality, they just look stupid for putting their reporters out there. Aussie tv stations have their reporters out there as well.

    • et says:

      02:23pm | 30/10/12

      Agreed!
      It’s raining sideways!

      “Where’s your umbrella”
      Inside out, two miles away!

      Bring me some soup!
      “What kind?”
      Chunky!

    • Bah says:

      12:01pm | 30/10/12

      Where is Sunrise?
      They are normally the worst at this kind of rubbish.

    • DT says:

      12:09pm | 30/10/12

      always wondered what value they add. Yep, there’s a storm out there. Pretty sure its raining and windy.
      Can’t help think of the Family Guy reporter.
      And now we cross to Ollie for the weather….
      “IT’S GONNA RAIN!!!”
      Thanks Ollie.

      I could have told you that

    • Chuckles says:

      12:10pm | 30/10/12

      Reporters of live events rock.

      Pretty boring life for political print “journalists” like simon Benson.
      Down the pub for lunch and the only thing to do till closing is invent a story and credit it to anonymous sources.
      easy peasy

    • Philosopher says:

      12:16pm | 30/10/12

      I would laugh my head off if the storm arrived and resulted in a robust little spring-shower, with a bit of a breeze.

    • Bertrand says:

      01:01pm | 30/10/12

      That’s the thing…. since Katrina they don’t want to be caught out again, so now every storm ends up being sensationalised and thepreparations/evacuations overdone.

      It will end up backfiring as people will no longer take warnings, etc seriously.

    • marley says:

      01:09pm | 30/10/12

      Well, a woman’s already been killed by storm debris in Toronto, so I don’t think I’d care to be in New York or New Jersey just now….

    • KTE says:

      01:04pm | 30/10/12

      CNN has live coverage.
      Fox News some live, most times a box ar the side.
      Fox news still hammering Bengazi.

      Facebook still working.  All family safe

    • Graeme says:

      01:15pm | 30/10/12

      I’m in Denver at the moment, thebest one I’ve seen is a news guy in the middle of aNew York street, with three young guys wearing shorts frolicking behind him. Hilarious.

    • ET says:

      02:25pm | 30/10/12

      All it takes is some flying debris to cull these morons. What happens when some poor rescue worker has to come save them, risking his life for idiots.

 

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