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Hurricane Reporters Take Their Jobs Seriously

Published September 11, 2017

With all this hurricane reporting over the past few weeks with Harvey and Irma, many are asking themselves why are these reporters outside in these dangerous conditions.  The same reporters telling people that they must evacuate from these areas and if it is too late, don't dare go outside in these winds and rains.  But these reporters are outside, fighting with the storm, just to get up ratings and viewers.

So the NY Times wrote this morning the history of hurricane reporting, blaming Dan Rather for doing it first in 1961 and why these news agencies do it.

CNN posted a video of some of the wrath of the storm and part of that video had this guy standing with his phone taking video of the water and waves.  He then got hit by the water without even noticing it was coming.   I figured it made for an excellent GIF, so I made that portion into a GIF. 

That had to hurt and I am glad he didn't get pulled in.

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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