Reporters in Bad Weather

(40 Posts)
Binro Fri 26-Nov-21 20:32:10

Why is it necessary for reporters to stand in the middle of bad weather to report the bad weather? Just get indoors, preferably the pub.

AIBU?

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CheeseMmmm Fri 26-Nov-21 20:33:30

I feel that way as well. Plenty of pics from CCTV photos/vids shared etc etc to show the weather.

KatherineofGaunt Fri 26-Nov-21 20:36:16

YANBU. Have they never seen a disaster movie with bad weather? There's always a reporter who ends up meeting an unfortunate end live on air.

mrsfollowill Fri 26-Nov-21 20:37:04

Were you watching the BBC news earlier?! Poor woman bracing herself against the howling wind, soaked to the skin, hair flying all over- she needs to get herself inside a warm pub next to the fire with a hot drink. I'm sure they do it to demonstrate just how bad the weather really is but I felt so sorry for her and she seemed quite pissed off really- I would be the same so I hope she is well paid and indoors now grin

Ifailed Fri 26-Nov-21 20:41:22

probably because they are reporting on an event, otherwise they could just do it from a laptop anywhere in the world?

ComDummings Fri 26-Nov-21 20:41:23

They love the drama of being out in it all. Well maybe they don’t, but the producers do.

googlegoode Fri 26-Nov-21 20:45:45

It's the same for everything though, reporters have to be in the location for some reason. I remember the Steve Wright case & reporters were standing near a field which was so distasteful.

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MrsSkylerWhite Fri 26-Nov-21 20:49:38

Wouldn’t want to be out there tonight in any circumstances. We’re in the NW, not even covered by the weather warning but already thinking we’ll be looking at the damage in the morning.
One of the cats wanted to go out a couple of hours ago. Rapidly changed her mind when I opened the door for a few seconds, she involuntarily have a toothy grin and the tea towel was whipped off of the oven door 🤣

TheVolturi Fri 26-Nov-21 20:52:59

They always send Dan Rivers to report on floods.

5foot5 Fri 26-Nov-21 20:55:17

Wouldn’t want to be out there tonight in any circumstances. We’re in the NW, not even covered by the weather warning but already thinking we’ll be looking at the damage in the morning.

Really! Shit. We live in the NW but are away from home on a long weekend in Surrey. Jolly cold here but not windy. Now I will be wondering what is happening while we are away

GinIronic Fri 26-Nov-21 20:56:50

It’s the same as “reporting live outside the hospital” type of news - where a famous person is being treated - pointless and it doesn’t add to the story.

MrsSkylerWhite Fri 26-Nov-21 20:57:10

5foot5

“Really! Shit. We live in the NW but are away from home on a long weekend in Surrey. Jolly cold here but not windy. Now I will be wondering what is happening while we are away”

Sorry 🥴
We’re coastal though and usually bare the brunt. Might not be so bad further inland.

KatherineofGaunt Fri 26-Nov-21 21:00:25

It reminds me of a comedy line from a comedian but I can't remember who right now.

"Who cares if they're outside Number 10? We're ALL outside Number 10. What we want is someone INSIDE Number 10..." and something else, possibly about biscuits.

DameAlyson Fri 26-Nov-21 21:00:28

The Met Office is warning people not to travel, so it's irresponsible, as well as unnecessary.

RedRobin100 Fri 26-Nov-21 21:01:52

Lol OP I saw that poor woman in Stonehaven also

So ridiculous and unnecessary!! Just show bloody footage of the rain no need for her to be standing in the middle of a bloody hurricane getting soaked

Persephoned Fri 26-Nov-21 21:02:13

Generally the reporter is on location as they have been speaking to people there and covering the story…otherwise the news would consist of someone sitting behind a desk for 30 mins reading things off Twitter

notimagain Fri 26-Nov-21 21:05:14

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTORaz-OnPo

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Notimeforaname Fri 26-Nov-21 21:10:00

Because we end up with legends like Teresa Mannion 🤣🤣
DON'T MAKE UNNECESSARY JOURNEYS!!

MrsFin Fri 26-Nov-21 21:13:32

Most of the time I don't know why they need to be "on location".
Like why do they need to go to Swindon High St to tell us Covid cases are rising in Swindon?
(I made that example up. Don't panic if you're from Swindon!)

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 26-Nov-21 21:20:44

I'd love some woman in the pub with a drink, "it's minging outside, better not". I'd watch that.

TaranTulasForSamhain Fri 26-Nov-21 21:28:33

I was hoping Teresa would pop up. 🤣Go Teresa

JustLyra Fri 26-Nov-21 21:38:35

This is one of my pet hates. Especially when they do downright dangerous things - stop risking causing bother for the emergency cases.

One I saw the last time we had flooding had the reporter right in the middle of a flooded field - we would have believed you if you were standing next to the field, or in front of it, you didn't actually have to stand in the middle of it to be believable.

Credenhill22 Fri 26-Nov-21 22:14:02

Watch some of Kate adie's reporting environments.

Mapletreelane Fri 26-Nov-21 22:35:20

Damian from Drop the Dead Donkey did immediately spring to mind when I saw BBC reporter in the storm on 10 o'clock news just now 🤭🤭

Persephoned Fri 26-Nov-21 22:35:52

*Most of the time I don't know why they need to be "on location".
Like why do they need to go to Swindon High St to tell us Covid cases are rising in Swindon?
(I made that example up. Don't panic if you're from Swindon!)*

Because they will have been there to speak to people, find out if that’s the case, interview the Swindon council leader, and generally do their job as a journalist which is a lot of things as well as doing a 1minute piece to camera

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