A weatherman for CTV in Vancouver, B.C. spent an uncomfortable amount of time on live television trying to get his microphone to work, only to give up right when he unknowingly fixed it. It gets even worse when an engineer — who looks like they dragged him out of ninth grade English for this job — walks on camera to give him a new mic.
I am not a fan of what became of The Weather Channel after NBC bought it. The station quickly started a downward spiral of suck that was a slap in the face to both viewers and science. But I have to give them credit when it's due: when they stick to the weather, The Weather Channel is surprisingly good.
The media can't survive without a scare term to make you tune in. This winter saw the not-at-all-new-but-scary-sounding polar vortex. Sandy wasn't really a "superstorm" but hey, let's just call it one anyway. And every summer for the last few years, we've seen the derecho. It sounds new and terrifying, but what is it?