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Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats for interrupting Masters with tornado updates
Fox News ^ | 4/16/19 | Edmund DeMarche

Posted on 04/16/2019 3:40:08 AM PDT by Libloather

A meteorologist in Atlanta said she received death threats from viewers for interrupting the Masters tournament that featured the historic and improbable win by Tiger Woods.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that CBS 46's Ella Dorsey took to Twitter to defend herself and the broadcast that only took up half the screen during the tournament.

“To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming to keep people safe.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: death; golf; masters; sports; tornado
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Imagine that. Someone actually gets climate change correct, possibly for the first time, and she gets threatened.
1 posted on 04/16/2019 3:40:08 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Folks can be nuts


2 posted on 04/16/2019 3:49:54 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Libloather

Her producer made the decision to put her on the air. So ... he/she ought to step up here.

We live in the ATL ‘metro’ ... sorta.

We had typical Spring weather with a cold front passage. It ranged from moderate showers to [GASP] strong thunderstorms with gusty winds. Considering this front DID produce deadly tornadoes west of us, it’s not unreasonable to provide warnings of real threats. So kudos to the network.

BUT!! they tend to be chicken little on these interruptions instead of telling viewers where an actual risk is, AND they take too long to do it. I don’t need to know where every Doppler indication of rotation is, actually, with 5 minutes of storm path forecasts. But then again there ARE lots of viewers who have no clue about Spring weather in the South.

No justification for death threats, but they could have done a crawl across the bottom AND done the weather bit in the insert. Plus most folks I know get severe weather warnings (legit ones) on their smart phones that are quite location specific.

Anyways ... lighten up folks.


3 posted on 04/16/2019 3:55:31 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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My daughter in Northeast Georgia dodged a tornado Sunday evening by a mile. Screw golf.


4 posted on 04/16/2019 4:09:37 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Libloather
If we truly want to get serious about stopping these death threats, then we need to start frog-marching these morons out of their 🏠 homes in shackles and giving them serious jail time. That will stop it real fast.
5 posted on 04/16/2019 4:11:42 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Blueflag
This is a darned if you do or darned if you don’t situation. I’ve had a F4 very near my home in Texas and was damn grateful to have had the warning with the potential impact map on the screen. Took out downtown Lancaster Texas along with a bunch of people down the road a piece. These are same people who if their homes were damaged without warning would be raising hell.
6 posted on 04/16/2019 4:21:53 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Libloather

I don’t like golf, actually know little of it but people love it

I know longer will watch an NFL game. Yeah they got better but not enough.

But if they cut to a meteorologist during the World Series I’d have a fit.

What they do, do around here is scroll a red warning for severe weather giving the locations of possible dangerous situations.
That should have been the choice in this situation.


7 posted on 04/16/2019 4:26:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

If true this is beyond disgusting. If this is a Jussie Smollett deal....


8 posted on 04/16/2019 4:32:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Mitt Romney: Bringing Massachusetts Values To The Great State Of Utah.)
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To: Libloather

TV weather reporting has become ridiculous. Our local NBC affiliate now does 4 weather segments in a half hour 10 pm newscast.


9 posted on 04/16/2019 4:37:26 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower tAraffic keep right)
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To: Libloather

Ella Dorsey would make any golfer put down his clubs.


10 posted on 04/16/2019 4:38:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather

Meteorologists dont always have the say when they go on the air.

In most markets, they would put up a banner or reduce the screen box and wrap the announcement around the screen.

I would never suggest that someone die for a TV programming decision. But there are ways to get the message out to the masses without interrupting the program entirely.


11 posted on 04/16/2019 4:39:48 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If we get Medicare for all, will we have to show IDs for service? Why?)
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But if they cut to a meteorologist during the World Series I’d have a fit.

Yeah, but what about when this happened to interrupt the Series?

Jump to 4:30 ABC 1989 World Series Game 3 Earthquake

12 posted on 04/16/2019 4:52:10 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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"Ella Dorsey would make any golfer put down his clubs."

This appears to be a true statement...


13 posted on 04/16/2019 4:59:25 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.arare)
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To: Vermont Lt

The masters was still shown side by side with her weather report minus the sound and golf commentators. A tornado had already touched down and looked as if it was reforming in north metro Atlanta.


14 posted on 04/16/2019 4:59:48 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ella Dorsey would make any golfer put down his clubs.

She kinda makes me wanna pick up my driver.

15 posted on 04/16/2019 5:02:08 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: BubbaJunebug

That’s legit. People are nuts. It’s not a “Heidi” situation.


16 posted on 04/16/2019 5:15:01 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If we get Medicare for all, will we have to show IDs for service? Why?)
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To: Libloather

I actually find it sad that anyone would sacrifice several hours of spring daylight to watch others play golf on tv.


17 posted on 04/16/2019 5:23:13 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Tonytitan

She would definitely be more entertaining to watch than a boring golf game.


18 posted on 04/16/2019 5:25:02 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Libloather

Local television stations are not interested in safety, they are interested in getting the biggest ratings for their local news programs. That translates into money. Some years ago, the Kansas City stations preempted all programming, including golf to bring us live reporting of tornadoes east of the city. They got their helicopters and their remote rigs into a chase for an elusive tornado but in the end, they only found a few blue tarps covering damaged barn and machine shed roofs. They weren’t trying to warn the public, they wanted footage of destruction and hopefully injured people.

Meanwhile, to the south, the city of Joplin was practically wiped off the map. Zero reports, zero warnings, zero film at eleven because they were all chasing the wrong storm.


19 posted on 04/16/2019 5:30:33 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Libloather

I can totally believe this. Sportsball fans can be crazy.


20 posted on 04/16/2019 5:36:04 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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