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FAKE NEWS: Weather Channel Reporter Caught Exaggerating During Storm Coverage


Have the lies in the mainstream media become
so prevalent that there is no longer any escape from the fake news? The answer seems to be no after a reporter
for The Weather Channel who was covering Hurricane Florence was busted after a video of him clearly
exaggerating the effects of the winds and rain hit Twitter and has now gone completely
viral. Mike Seidel was in Wilmington, NC on Friday
and appeared to be holding on for dear life as the storm barreled down on the area but
questions – and much scorn – quickly arose when two people casually strolled by in the
background and it was all caught by the camera. Having been publicly humiliated when one of
their ace personalities was staging an Academy Award worthy performance, the network quickly
issued a statement defending Seidel – what else could it do? Via The Hill: The Weather Channel voiced support for one
of its reporters on Friday after a video of him reporting during Hurricane Florence went
viral online. The video clip posted to Twitter appeared
to mock the reporter’s hurricane coverage, suggesting he was exaggerating the storm’s
force. The video shows longtime Weather Channel meteorologist
and reporter Mike Seidel as he tried to gain his footing as the storm’s winds bore down
on him. “This is about as nasty as its been,”
Seidel, who was reporting from Wilmington, N.C., says in the clip while bracing against
the wind. The camera then pans over to a pair of figures
casually walking on a road behind the reporter. “So dramatic!” one Twitter user wrote
with the video clip. “Dude from the weather channel bracing for
his life, as 2 dudes just stroll past.” The Weather Channel noted in a statement to
The Hill that the reporter was standing on wet grass and was “undoubtedly exhausted.” “It’s important to note that the two individuals
in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his
footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly
exhausted,” the network said. If Seidel ends up being sacked by TWC due
to public relations fallout over this stunt, he is a cinch to land a similar gig at CNN. In fact, he’s already passed the audition
with flying colors.

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