Crazy Weather, Man

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Watched an entertaining report from a CNN weatherman “reporting live from the eye of Hurricane Ivan” as he tried to hold an intelligent conversation while holding himself up with one hand on a rail and another on his microphone. He kept getting swept off camera with cries of, “whoa bessy” and then clawing himself back on screen to continue his live coverage as the forces of nature stormed around him. Emergency staff had been ordered off the street but here was this poor fellow, wiping his eyes from the stinging rain, pant legs flapping madly, desperate to bring us this the latest news which basically was – he should get the hell indoors. My question to CNN is, does he get hazard pay for his report?

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