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'I'm done with you people': Ohio weatherman
lambasts viewers complaining his live tornado
bulletin was interrupting The Bachelorette

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Posted By: Harlowe, 5/28/2019 11:41:09 AM

An Ohio weatherman lost it on live TV after viewers complained his severe weather warning was interrupting the reality show The Bachelorette late on Monday. Jamie Simpson was giving updates on the tornadoes, which would go on to ravage the Dayton area later in the night, when he saw complaints pour in on social media. 'We have viewers complaining already, "just go back to the show." No, we're not going back to the show, folks. This is a dangerous situation,' the Fox 45 meteorologist said.


Cannot fault the weatherman for expressing his exasperation with egoistic, narrow-viewed, self-centered viewers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 5/28/2019 11:49:25 AM (No. 85686)
We have had the weather guy take over the local channel for over an hour recently. Thunderstorms that did nothing much in our area, just rain. Hours later in Jeff City, there was a tornado. None of this was in our viewing area, and a 2 minute update or the data crawl on the bottom would have been entirely adequate for us. But, no, these weather guys, who normally get a minute or two of air time each day, get to be center stage for a full hour in prime time. "GLORY DAYS" for them, even if they are repeating the same thing over and over and over because nothing really changes for at least 15 minutes. I find it pretty irritating, too. Break in, state the info, put the needed info on the bottom feed and get the heck off the air. And my phone going nuts three or four times in an hour about "flash flooding" is also irritating. I finally turned the phone off. We have a tornado siren 200 yds from the house, I wish there were a way to turn off these damned weather alerts on my phone.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/28/2019 11:50:45 AM (No. 85688)
Clarification: The tornado was about 4 hours or so later, and 150 miles east of us. Long after the weather guy was off the TV, and we had missed our show.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: konocti95 5/28/2019 11:54:42 AM (No. 85696)
Perhaps the problem is with the person paying attention to someone who watches "The Bachelorette"?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smart11344 5/28/2019 11:59:09 AM (No. 85700)
World War 3 has begun. Now back to the Batchelorette. We aplogize for the interruption. True story, I did audio for a Seattle TV station. We had a ferry boat run aground. BTW Seattle has a huge ferry boat system. Viewers flooded the swithchboard because we interupted As The World Turns. If the Space Needle tipped over the same people would have complained.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: texaspast 5/28/2019 12:12:40 PM (No. 85713)
Well, they did this in our area during one of the college basketball finals. Some weather guy taking over the whole couple of hours agitatedly telling us about how the radar showed a possible rotation that could develop into a tornado - and tracked it all through East Texas. Nothing happened, but some REALLY hot calls to the station. There were several other stations covering it, plus the local weather channel, plus the national weather channel, If there had actually been a tornado develop, I think the young, squirrelly weather guy would have fainted for joy. They've started calling any 'possible rotation on the radar' a tornado warning and setting off the tornado warning sirens. I fear they have already cried wolf too many times. This past year we have had two straight-line wind storms with narrow areas that look like a small tornado hit it, but it didn't show 'rotation on the radar', so no warning.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/28/2019 12:24:29 PM (No. 85718)
I don't know whose decision it is to interrupt programming. But if the weatherman is being directed to issue the warnings he should just ignore the Twitter responses. If he is going overboard on the warnings, he should be concerned about 'crying wolf' too often.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 5/28/2019 12:25:12 PM (No. 85719)
Watched first season of The Bachelor. What a sleazy concept for a television program. Wouldn’t touch it or Bachelorette with a ten-foot pole. Cranks abound. Ignore them. Most of these programs can be accessed at other times. (And all of those pathetic persons have votes… Ack.)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jennie C. 5/28/2019 1:27:58 PM (No. 85742)
I could care less about the whiners and their Bachelorette program, but the coverage does seem excessive sometimes. Also, if a tornado is spotted, say in the SE corner of our county, our sirens go off as well (we're in the far NW). I wish they could be more selective. Don't tell me they don't have the technology.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Metalman2 5/28/2019 1:29:47 PM (No. 85744)
Perhaps it's because the weather people cry wolf too many times. The weather people around here are almost comic with the fake drama.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger 5/28/2019 1:32:32 PM (No. 85747)
I'm taking none of the above. The sad sacks that would even watch the Bachelorette let alone at their peril get no sympathy from me. The weatherman sounds like a self centered wannabe who finally got his shot at his big 15 min and the unwashed masses wouldn't snap to it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: William A. Hollerman 5/28/2019 1:32:38 PM (No. 85748)
Mr. Simpson was doing his job! He is a credit to his profession!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 5/28/2019 1:52:08 PM (No. 85757)
Idiots....Gob bless the weatherman
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ginadee 5/28/2019 3:47:53 PM (No. 85807)
I agree with the weather people keeping us informed on something as wildly dangerous as a tornado. We had one strike in three places near where I live. People need to know just how close a storm is so they can seekout safety. I can say for myself only, I appreciate the warnings. I also understand your frustration with the interruptions from regularly scheduled programming. You have to remember, the TV stations are for news first.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/28/2019 4:08:54 PM (No. 85815)
If you really want to know if a dangerous weather condition is imminent in your area, wait for a commercial break. If the station breaks for the commercial, and doesn't even let warnings crawl across the bottom of the screen during that commercial, it's probably not serious!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Catherine 5/28/2019 4:44:51 PM (No. 85834)
Lived in Florida years ago. Right about this time all the TV stations got fancy new weather technology. They interrupted programming, mainly my soap opera, almost weekly to tell us about a rain shower. They would list the streets it was going to hit and what time it would be there. It infuriated me because often, during sports events, bad weather would happen and we'd hear not one word until after the sports thing was over. Now I live in Oklahoma. I don't get upset when they interrupt - been on the thisclose end of too man tornadoes myself. I do agree with some who think they interrupt and blab on incessantly for non-serious events but then I weight that against the serious events and if the report doesn't include me, I can always change channels.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PostAway 5/28/2019 8:09:14 PM (No. 85908)
By their very nature, devoted viewers of The Bachelorette are vying for Darwin Awards. I say leave them to watching their show in their birdbrained version of peace. Just break in to their bliss on-air once to tell them that when their windows explode it will be time to drop a Dramamine and grab the sofa arm real tight.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: chumley 5/28/2019 8:21:01 PM (No. 85911)
In my area they do cry wolf too much and too fast. Most of the dire predictions never happen, and occasionally one happens that they didnt predict. When I lived in Oklahoma City it was another matter. Much more serious weather there and always had them on the TV during the interesting season. As for reality TV... I dont know how much time I have left but its worth more than that. A sham wow infomercial would be a better use of my time.
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