If you’ve been keeping up with the goings on of the interwebs, you’ve probably seen the hilarious video of a Weather Channel reporter having his fakery exposed live on the air. If not, here you go:
— Tony scar. (@gourdnibler) September 14, 2018
Naturally, everyone and their mother is lining up to mock and ridicule the bejeezus out of Wetty McWindbreaker and the Weather Channel for their fake newsery. Even our old pal Mike Rowe is getting in on the action:
Ironically, it’s one of the most honest things I’ve seen in a long time. But not because The Weather Channel is committed to honesty. No, the truth here is accidental, and comes courtesy of the people in the background. Two guys, casually strolling through what the reporter would have us believe are gale force winds.
Or “gale-farce,” if you will.
This is the problem with television today. No one can tell the difference between a commercial and a documentary. There’s no line between reality and non-fiction, news and entertainment, or in this case, a weather report and a skit on SNL.
Do yourself a favor – if you’re looking for the truth, look behind the scenes. That’s where authenticity lives.
It’s no shocker that the media is rife with fakery. Though, most of us wouldn’t expect that fakery to extend into our weather coverage. Alas, ratings-hungry douchebaggery goes beyond political news.
This revelation goes to show nothing is ever what it seems. Unfortunately, chilled-out bros won’t always be there to stroll in the background to prove news to be fake. Which is why questioning what they tell us is always smart. Otherwise, we end up getting taken for a ride. All in the name of pumping up ratings. Pathetic.
Speaking of fake news: