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  •  TWC has gotten so horrible (10+ / 0-)

    they hardly have WEATHER on anymore. They have all those "Coast Guard" shows and "Iron Men" and stuff when I want to know what the weather will be. And they don't do "Local on the 8s" during those shows. It is pretty worthless anymore. And this naming the winter storms thing is stupid-these storms only last a few days-we can't keep track of it?

    Friends don't let friends vote Republican.

    by OhioNatureMom on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:45:09 AM PST

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    •  Oh, so true! (3+ / 0-)
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      MKinTN, OhioNatureMom, Munchkn

      I remember watching the Weather Channel because it had actual weather reports on it!  You could see the big tropical waves coming off Africa in hurricane season, they showed cloud cover over Australia, explained how the Gulf Stream affected weather along the Gulf Coast, Local on the 8's, when their little shows were actually about weather and how it works.  They even had a diverse workforce, covering the whole spectrum of gender and race.  The women wore pantsuits, and even gave forecasts while pregnant!  I probably watched it 2-3 hours a day (depending on how bad the other cable channels were).

      Now it's The Today Show with weather reports thrown in.   I spend less than 15 minutes a day there, usually just to catch a Local on the 8's forecast.  The women are almost all white, blonde, and busty; they wear dresses exclusively - dresses that are just this much too tight.  They spend most of their forecast time deferring to the male meterologists.  It's revolting.

      Blarf.  It's so disappointing ...

    •  Wish I could rec this 10 times (1+ / 0-)
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      TWC's total worthlessness dates from the time that they were bought out by NBC.

    •  Like MTV and, y'know, music (1+ / 0-)
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      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:26:50 AM PST

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