Mike Seidel, a well-known American meteorologist, whose career is marked by¬†field reporting from¬†hurricanes and severe snowstorms, was doing a routine live report on¬†Hurricane Florence.
As he was filmed apparently struggling to¬†maintain his footing in¬†the wind, the video, which has since¬†gone viral, happened to¬†include two passersby nonchalantly strolling around, seemingly without¬†any strain or trouble, in¬†the background of¬†his live coverage.
The clip was roundly blasted on¬†social media platforms as¬†a vivid example of¬†media outlets sensationalizing or exaggerating the dangerous conditions of¬†the hurricane.
That‚Äôs too funny. ūüôĄ proof as¬†we know that they always dramatize it.
‚ÄĒ¬†Prinzzess Felicity (@realprinzzess) 16 —Ā–Ķ–Ĺ—ā—Ź–Ī—Ä—Ź 2018 –≥.
The media likes to¬†stage their shots to¬†be much More traumatic than¬†they actually are, they use fog machines, they place the cars and the crime tape and exact positions, they put additional props around, it‚Äôs very misleading. They‚Äôve been doing this for¬†years