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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Atlanta TV meteorologist says she received death threats for tornado watch reports during CBS Masters Tournament broadcast   (ajc.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 06:01:15 AM  
I'd be pretty pissed if I was watching the golf and some egghead came on the screen and said "hey, watch this tornado, it's pretty cool" and I'd be all like HE WAS IN THE ROUGH ON FIFTEEN PUT IT BACK ON YOU UNCULTURED SWINE!
 
2019-04-15 06:06:49 AM  
CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.
 
2019-04-15 06:49:14 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.


To be fair, if a tornado is right outside your house, then you're well and truly farked and past the point of caring anyway, so why not watch some golf?
 
2019-04-15 06:50:31 AM  

Dick Gozinya: The Reverend Sam Hill: CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.

To be fair, if a tornado is right outside your house, then you're well and truly farked and past the point of caring anyway, so why not watch some golf?


I figured a tornado right outside your house would fark with reception and you really wouldn't care either way. Just me.
 
2019-04-15 06:54:17 AM  

FriarReb98: Dick Gozinya: The Reverend Sam Hill: CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.

To be fair, if a tornado is right outside your house, then you're well and truly farked and past the point of caring anyway, so why not watch some golf?

I figured a tornado right outside your house would fark with reception and you really wouldn't care either way. Just me.


Not if your cable line is buried.
 
2019-04-15 07:04:17 AM  
May each of the people who sent the threats lose a pet to a driver
 
2019-04-15 07:40:24 AM  

lifeslammer: May each of the people who sent the threats lose a pet to a driver


Why do you want an innocent animal to die?   Why not have the people threatening her die instead?
 
2019-04-15 07:45:00 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.


The complaints are the definition of first world problems. Severe weather killed eight people this weekend across the South. There was a definite threat to the public safety that superseded a farking golf game. The meteorologist was doing her FCC required job and folks reacted like spoiled children just because they were lucky enough to not be in the storm's line of fire.
 
2019-04-15 07:57:34 AM  
I thought the rules had been firmly established during the "Heidi" fiasco.  You do not interrupt sports programming.  Period.  End of story.

The people watching are not watching to hear about your sorry assed nuclear war, or the meteor that's about to hit the planet, or the zombies raging though the streets outside, or the tornado/hurricane/earthquake at their doorstep.  They're watching sports to get away from all that crap.

And then you want to shove it IN THEIR FACES?  What the hell do you expect, you utter morons?

I hate it when busybodies act victimized.
 
2019-04-15 08:02:50 AM  
soft piano music

Death threats unlike any other...
 
2019-04-15 08:13:25 AM  

UNC_Samurai: soft piano music

Death threats unlike any other...


*golf clap*
 
2019-04-15 08:40:01 AM  
golf is a garbage sport for garbage people
 
2019-04-15 08:48:25 AM  

Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people


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2019-04-15 09:02:24 AM  
If there's a death threat one can shrug off, its those made by the sentient pork renderings who spend half a day on their ass watching upper class twits play an almost-yard game.
 
2019-04-15 09:05:42 AM  
Was it a watch or a warning? There is an important,and very big, difference.
 
2019-04-15 09:07:07 AM  
I watched that and they didn't even interrupt the coverage.  They put them in equal sized boxes on the screen and had the Masters audio slightly lower than the tornado warning audio.  You could still see the golf.
 
2019-04-15 09:08:06 AM  

UNC_Samurai: soft piano music

Death threats unlike any other...


Hello friends, I'm Jim Nantz, welcoming you to your untimely death.  A tradition like no other.
 
2019-04-15 09:18:00 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I watched that and they didn't even interrupt the coverage.  They put them in equal sized boxes on the screen and had the Masters audio slightly lower than the tornado warning audio.  You could still see the golf.


Ah, geez. They do that for friggin commercials and nobody complains.
 
2019-04-15 09:27:27 AM  
Just watch it online. Problem solved.
 
2019-04-15 09:34:32 AM  

lifeslammer: May each of the people who sent the threats lose a pet to a driver


Well very few pets have been lost to a putting wedge... that I know of.
 
2019-04-15 09:42:57 AM  

Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people


Sounds like someone can't get the ball in the air.
 
2019-04-15 09:44:53 AM  
People shouldn't do that, but I understand. They cut into programing here for the stupidest shiat.
Did they really need to cut into Jeopardy and Judge Judy so I could watch Jussie Smollett driving away from the courthouse in a black SUV from a helicopter?

The answer is no. No one farking cares.
 
2019-04-15 09:46:52 AM  

JellyPig: Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people

Sounds like someone can't get the ball in the air.


Glad you dont like it.  We need far less yahoos hacking it around the course in front of me.
 
2019-04-15 09:53:18 AM  

wichitaleaf: JellyPig: Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people

Sounds like someone can't get the ball in the air.

Glad you he dont doesn't like it.  We need far less yahoos hacking it around the course in front of me.


Fixed, and I agree.
 
2019-04-15 10:05:21 AM  
Really people?   Paging Professor Farnsworth, Professor Farnsworth to the white courtesy phone please.
 
2019-04-15 10:07:55 AM  

abhorrent1: People shouldn't do that, but I understand. They cut into programing here for the stupidest shiat.
Did they really need to cut into Jeopardy and Judge Judy so I could watch Jussie Smollett driving away from the courthouse in a black SUV from a helicopter?

The answer is no. No one farking cares.


I'd like to see the Venn Diagram of Jeopardy viewers and Judge Judy viewers. Do the circles even touch? Is there a small segment of people who own TVs that are stuck on the one channel that shows both shows?
 
2019-04-15 10:15:15 AM  

EyeballKid: If there's a death threat one can shrug off, its those made by the sentient pork renderings who spend half a day on their ass watching upper class twits play an almost-yard game.


So edgy.  I wonder if you refer to other pro-athletes as upper-class twits as well, such as NBA or NFL players...
 
2019-04-15 10:17:24 AM  
I can relate...when anything cuts into the Agents of SHIELD show, I get irate too.  I don't care about some political race and who won...if I wanted that, I'd look for it, but I'm here for AoS, now gimme!    :)
 
2019-04-15 10:21:44 AM  

Magnus: EyeballKid: If there's a death threat one can shrug off, its those made by the sentient pork renderings who spend half a day on their ass watching upper class twits play an almost-yard game.

So edgy.  I wonder if you refer to other pro-athletes as upper-class twits as well, such as NBA or NFL players...


Why would I? They're athletes.
 
2019-04-15 10:37:16 AM  

tommyl66: abhorrent1: People shouldn't do that, but I understand. They cut into programing here for the stupidest shiat.
Did they really need to cut into Jeopardy and Judge Judy so I could watch Jussie Smollett driving away from the courthouse in a black SUV from a helicopter?

The answer is no. No one farking cares.

I'd like to see the Venn Diagram of Jeopardy viewers and Judge Judy viewers. Do the circles even touch? Is there a small segment of people who own TVs that are stuck on the one channel that shows both shows?


I was mostly joking but no, they're on different channels. There just isn't much else on TV at 3pm on a weekday besides stupid daytime talk shows.
 
2019-04-15 10:53:42 AM  
Imagine being the type of person who actually wastes a weekend watching golf on television.
 
2019-04-15 11:00:44 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people

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consider my petard hoisted.
 
2019-04-15 11:03:50 AM  

JellyPig: wichitaleaf: JellyPig: Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people

Sounds like someone can't get the ball in the air.

Glad you he dont doesn't like it.  We need far less yahoos hacking it around the course in front of me.

Fixed, and I agree.


its always nice when people go out of their way to prove your point.
thanks.
 
2019-04-15 11:09:22 AM  

sephjnr: lifeslammer: May each of the people who sent the threats lose a pet to a driver

Well very few pets have been lost to a putting wedge... that I know of.


Putting wedge?
 
2019-04-15 11:10:49 AM  
Maybe it's different in Atlanta, but they're always cutting in with their fear mongering severe weather bullshiat here and nothing ever happens.  If you need a weatherman to interrupt your show and tell you a tornado is coming, you're an idiot.  You can get weather alerts on your phone.  The forecast is right there at the push of a button if you are concerned with how things look outside.  Shiat just doesn't go from sunny skies to hail and green skies in a matter of seconds.  Interrupting coverage is pointless.
 
2019-04-15 11:19:26 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.


I also don't care if there is a tornado outside that person's house.
 
2019-04-15 11:25:43 AM  
Weathergasm is a thing down here.

/ Too bad they finished before the weather got there.
// I'd love to see a reenactment of Caddyshack
 
2019-04-15 11:37:03 AM  

Dick Gozinya: FriarReb98: Dick Gozinya: The Reverend Sam Hill: CBS a tornado could be outside my house and I don't care. Put the masters back on

Good to see some people have their priorities straight.

To be fair, if a tornado is right outside your house, then you're well and truly farked and past the point of caring anyway, so why not watch some golf?

I figured a tornado right outside your house would fark with reception and you really wouldn't care either way. Just me.

Not if your cable line is buried.


Well what if it's an underground tornado? What then Mr. Smartypants?!?
 
2019-04-15 11:38:12 AM  

Kelwen: JellyPig: wichitaleaf: JellyPig: Kelwen: golf is a garbage sport for garbage people

Sounds like someone can't get the ball in the air.

Glad you he dont doesn't like it.  We need far less yahoos hacking it around the course in front of me.

Fixed, and I agree.

its always nice when people go out of their way to prove your point.
thanks.


What point would that be? That I am garbage? All I see are sour grapes.
If golf is garbage, why are you even in this thread?
Go shiat somewhere else, you miserable toad.
 
2019-04-15 11:53:51 AM  
Hard to believe somebody would threaten to kill someone over watching a recreation event a little more intense than shuffleboard.  She could do the weather nude and it wouldn't change a thing.

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2019-04-15 12:04:56 PM  

lifeslammer: May each of the people who sent the threats lose a pet to a driver


dude. not cool.
 
2019-04-15 12:10:18 PM  

dstanley: Was it a watch or a warning? There is an important,and very big, difference.


It was a warning...I am in the county that had the warning (at least one of them). Yes, it's annoying to have that alert pop up while you're watching something, especially if you are not directly in the area. But I would much rather have that interruption of my TV watching than for someone to not get a warning they are in danger. Interruption annoying, yes, but worthy of ANY tweet, much less a death threat, FARK NO! Next time, take your spoiled whiny arse to Augusta, and you won't miss a beat...
 
2019-04-15 12:31:56 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I thought the rules had been firmly established during the "Heidi" fiasco.  You do not interrupt sports programming.  Period.  End of story.

The people watching are not watching to hear about your sorry assed nuclear war, or the meteor that's about to hit the planet, or the zombies raging though the streets outside, or the tornado/hurricane/earthquake at their doorstep.  They're watching sports to get away from all that crap.

And then you want to shove it IN THEIR FACES?  What the hell do you expect, you utter morons?

I hate it when busybodies act victimized.


Robert Higgins would dispute that.

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2019-04-15 01:58:57 PM  

EyeballKid: Magnus: EyeballKid: If there's a death threat one can shrug off, its those made by the sentient pork renderings who spend half a day on their ass watching upper class twits play an almost-yard game.

So edgy.  I wonder if you refer to other pro-athletes as upper-class twits as well, such as NBA or NFL players...

Why would I? They're athletes.


Because golf is a recreation that at the professional level is played by athletes.  I wonder why you are inserting stereotyping class language in your comments.  It's almost as if you have some bigotry in your subconscious.
 
2019-04-15 02:45:03 PM  
To sorta be fair, Atlanta Meteorologists are in general attention whores.  Anything more than a light rain and they have their sounders and alerts going off and act like Cramer giving a hot stock tip.  On the radio they have an audio alert that goes off every 10 seconds during the programming to tell you there's a weather alert.  They do this even during the weather segment so you can't hear what they are freaking saying.

"There's a tornado warning in <beep beep beep beep> county take shelter immediately.  It is rapidly approaching the cities of <beep beep beep beep>..."

That also said, at a prior job we had the Weather Channel as a client.  Their building security was one of the tightest of our clients because they had to deal with whack jobs who watched them 24x7 and became infatuated with their on air people.
 
2019-04-15 03:36:10 PM  
as an engineer for a TV station who was just at work until 4am because we were in tornado coverage, i'm getting a kick out of these replies.

our policy is that when there's a tornado warning issued in the metro area - we go live with coverage.  it doesn't matter what we have on the air at the time - we go live.  yes - you can get an alert on your cell phone that there is severe weather in your area - it's very handy and informative when it works.  but for that system to work (nearly) 100 percent of the time to replace broadcast EAS, you're relying on hundreds and possibly thousands of small cell towers spread out across an entire metro area, all of which need to be powered and connected to the network 100 percent of the time. and you need to add in the fact that the network needs to be up 100 percent of the time as well.  all of that technology is really good and getting better all of the time, but it's just not as dependable as a broadcast station when lives are in danger.

so - all i can say to the folks that had their feelings hurt because they couldn't watch golf during a weather emergency - too God damn bad...

/i should add as somebody who has worked in broadcasting for years - TV is by far your best source of information in case of an emergency, but only if the station has a good local news department.  if the station is owned by a company that tries to cut costs at all costs (i.e. Sinclair) - don't expect much.  most of their "local" newscasts originate from Indianapolis, and if a tornado or other emergency is happening in your area - they may not be able to broadcast anything useful outside of EAS messages.
//and for the love of the Baby Jesus - NEVER rely on a radio station for information.  operators have cut expenses to the bone, and most radio stations here in the US outside of the top ten markets have nobody in the building outside of monday through friday business hours.  if a disaster happens - such as the chemical spill in Minot, ND in 2002 and all six radio stations owned by Clear Channel are running on automation with nobody in the building - well...
 
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