IN ADDITION TO ALL THE OTHER INSANE MINUTIAE BAY AREA TV/RADIO PUT FORTH, WE NOW HAVE A DOCUMENTED WEATHER OBSESSION ...Seriously, this is INSANE!
Almost all the local TV News outlets led with the weather on Wednesday evening's newscasts, mind you we haven't even had the Main Event that is due to hit the region today (Thursday) and every weather geek says we're in for a "moderate" storm, and the proverbial, "It'll be 'really bad' in Marin."
When it comes to rain, isn't always bad in Marin? I mean, it has come to the point where Marin people know what to do, that's why they live in Marin. Maybe they too love this weather obsession otherwise they'd live in Fremont. So, please, why are we reporting this? Is it because of the drought? We'll we've been hearing about THAT for over five years now. It's old news. I'm already over that; California has draughts, so get the hell over it. Anybody in for some real news?
KTVU, in particular, has made weather and even non-weather events into a cottage industry with their 4000 weather updates every hour on the hour. WEATHER AUTHORITY has never looked so foolish as it does now. Bill Martin has more teases than a Broadway strip club. And mind you this is WITHOUT any sort of weather to report; imagine if their was LEGITIMATE weather to talk about and report!
KGO-TV too has a weather obsession with the 3000 reports on a daily basis outside on top of the roof. Perhaps they cut a secret deal with the chamber of commerce to get a camera on the Bay Bridge. And KRON, they obsess on weather which allows their weather women to promote themselves and split town for gigs in LA so OK, in this one instance its great that this weather fetish is good for KRON's staple of weather deserters --good for the economy.
FRANKLY, I'M SICK OF THE WEATHER OBSESSION. I haven't even mentioned radio. We're such PUSSIES! Go the east coast and see REAL WEATHER! Could you imagine if the Bay Area ever experienced the blizzard conditions last winter affecting the North East? Bill Martin would have an eternal orgasm; Sandhya Patel would have to be restrained; Paul Deanno's sideburns would enlarge.
The amount of time and resources we WASTE on weather and NON-Weather events is ridiculous. We hear the excuses: "Well, Rich, people like it, they expect it." Really? They like it? They expect it? NO, in actuality, they expect "it" because its been PUSHED down their throats for the better part of decades. Now, It's out of control.