January 5th, 2014
01:09 PM ET

Covering the storm

After reporting from Long Island during this week's snow storm, Brian Stelter shares his take on storm/weather coverage.

Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • Weather
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  1. Vernon Bolfa

    Excellent read. I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. He actually bought me lunch as I found it for him! Therefore let me rephrase: Thanx for lunch!


    January 12, 2021 at 1:17 am | Reply
  2. Gary

    I beg to differ: I don't think an endless parade of infotaiment personalities enduring storm conditions on camera is good television at all...to me, they look like a bunch of pandering, self serving fools who are doing little more than padding their airchecks. Vital weeather information can be provided without the silliness. Last year, for example, CNN had financial reporter Alison Kosick of all people out there in the weather, for cryin' out loud...why? Just so we could see what big wind can do to a small woman? As if the viewers are too dense to figure it out for ourselves? And now even the host of Reliable Sources is doing it? Hey...when I want insight into a weather-related story. I know Brian Stelter is the first person who comes to mind, right? There's nothing wrong with an occasional WX related human interest story, but for me, CNN takes it to ridiculous lengths.

    "A critical look at the media." Not for a long time, I'm afraid. Reliable Sources has become just another piece of useless fluff as far as I can see...fluff that avoids any real, hard criticism of what the various news media are really up to and serves only as an attempt to give the organization some credibility (it doesn't) and to support CNN's hunger for ratings and profits. Sad...prior to 2001, CNN still had the credibility they are now trying so hard to restore.

    January 6, 2014 at 8:35 am | Reply

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