The journalist on the air showed that he struggles with the wind and the rainstorm, while people in the background were walking calmly.
The main theme of September in the United States is the hurricane Florence, considered one of the most powerful in recent years. The main blow to yourself was taken by the state of North Carolina: at some point more than 600,000 inhabitants of the region remained without electricity.
From North Carolina, journalists from American television channels regularly appeared on the air, telling about the consequences of the hurricane. One of these plots attracted the attention of Twitter users: Weather Channel veteran Mike Seidel in the frame barely kept on his feet and hardly resisted the wind. But then in the background two teenagers in shorts calmly passed, proving that in fact the weather was not so terrible.
— Tony scar. (@gourdnibler) 14 September 2018
The video became viral, and Saydela was reproached for “busting with drama” during the airing. The American reporter just known fact that over 25 years of work, he often was in the midst of natural disasters during his subjects.
— Lard of Dorkness (@LardFDorkness) 14 September 2018
And he Oscar goes to pic.twitter.com/KTuS6ar1cI
— (@KatbeeFulgenz) 14 September 2018
“And Oscar gets …”
— Frank Mcgunnigle (@661sqnAAC) 16 September 2018
“The Queen of Drama”
even the weather has fake news
— sarah beth (@sarah_howell9) 15 September 2018
“Even the weather has fake news”
— Lisa McNally (@Lisa_McNally1) 15 September 2018
Don’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story .
— 555|STi (@555STi) 15 September 2018
“Do not let truth stand in the way of good history”
He needs a god damn Oscar for this
— Ahmed (@disturbedsa) 16 September 2018
“He deserved the Oscar for it.”
There were parodies of replaying the reporter during the hurricane.
— Baker O’Brien (@baker5131) 16 September 2018
— Sam & Hannah (Sannah) (@sam_hannah_g) 16 September 2018
I’m Banner, reporting LIVE from CNN In the heart of Hurricane Florence
— The Dogpool (@OriginalDogPool) 15 September 2018
— Kelly Lacour (@kjlacky) 15 September 2018
Sidel did not answer the questions about the report, but continued to cover the hurricane in his twitter. But the commentators constantly remembered the drama in that story.
Is Seidel the weather guy who appeared to be pushed around by strong wind when the two teenagers casually walked behind him?
— Craig Blanton (@craigblanton) 15 September 2018
Later representatives of the Weather Channel stood up for the protection of the employee. In everything, the grass was to blame.
It is important to note that two people in the background walked along the asphalt. And Sidel tried to keep the support under his feet, standing on the wet grass.
Why did Seidel prefer to stand on the grass during the broadcast, and not on the asphalt, the representatives of the TV channel did not specify.