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Gary Varvel

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    It’s a rite of passage, I believe. I guess they don’t let you cover the President if you haven’t made a total fool of yourself during a prior hurricane…

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    What I don’t get is why they don’t use motorcycle-helmets. They would be protected from debris, no water in their eyes, the microphone could be in front of their mouth, the helmet could be connected to the jacket in a wind-proof way, making it much easier to understand what they’re saying. Then again it wouldn’t show their “bravery” and how “serious” the situation is…

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @SeaFox10

    As I watch some of these journalists barely able to stand in the wind and rain assaulting them, I think of the scene in Day After Tomorrow when a piece of debris flies past the camera, slams into the reporter, and lifts him off the ground and out of sight.
    I’m curious about what the parameters are. At what point is it too dangerous to put your journalists into harms way for a weather event?
    C.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    At the point where the insurance company says so. Until then they are just “human resources”, as every working man, woman and child in the U.S. are…

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @SeaFox10

    Weather clowns are not an endangered species.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    There are ways of showing danger without putting their employees in stupid danger.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 2 years ago

    If news reporters have a union, the #1 priority should be the negotiation for the right to refuse to put your life in danger just to show what all TV viewers know already= how a storm looks when it is at gale wind speeds….we do not need to see that and I tune out….show me the after-storm damages, okay, but I hate the News bosses who are compelled by whatever evil instinct they have developed, to think it important to send fellow human beings into the eye of the hurricane. Volunteers, okay, but we don’t need or want a camera record of their stupidity.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    “Hi, I’m here to show you what not to do. Listen to me when I tell you how to prepare for the storm and when to evacuate, but don’t go to the beach and stand here for hours waiting to get pummelled like I always do. This has been a public service announcement.”

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “You’re doing a fine job, Brownie!”

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