Weatherman Goes Off on Viewers After Dayton Tornadoes Interrupt ‘The Bachelorette’ [VIDEO]
He's right. MAYBE his comments lacked tact, but this Ohio weatherman is right on the money!
You could say WHIO Meteorologist Jamie Simpson "lost it" when he went off on viewers who were complaining that his coverage of the tornadoes that devastated Dayton, Ohio was interrupting 'The Bachelorette.'
“Viewers are complaining already… ‘Just go back to the show.’ No. We’re not going back to the show folks. This is a dangerous situation, OK? Think about if it was your neighborhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep people safe and that’s what we’re going to do. Some people complaining that it’s all about my ego. Stop. Just stop right now. It’s not. I’m done with you people. I really am. This is pathetic."
Simpson walked it back a little with a quick apology -- apologizing for the tone of his rant, not for his station's weather coverage that interrupted network programming.
“Alright. I’m sorry, I did that,” he said. “It just really bothers me that we have people that don’t care about other people’s safety around here. That’s just ridiculous.”
Well played, sir. Broadcast stations -- TV and radio -- are committed to serving the public interest. Keeping viewers safe takes priority over reality TV.
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