While we know sensationalism sells mundane news stories better than usual, and hurricanes are nothing to take for granted, Shepard Smith might just need to go back on his meds before he goes on the air again. This is more than a little over the top.
Here’s Shepard in all his glory:
Thanks Fox News! pic.twitter.com/eGV2CCMSIo
— Marty of Social Club (@Deathbymartymar) October 6, 2016
“This moves 20 miles to the west, you and everyone you know are dead. All of you…and your kids die, too.”
And he doesn’t stop there. …. Even more drama!
SHEPARD SMITH: “As hundreds of thousands of people who try to get out of the way, I’ll speak with somebody who’s flat out refusing to leave. And I’ll ask her why she’s staying and if she expects us to cover her funeral.”
And the Weather Channel joins in the drama!
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 6, 2016
But the possibility that it’s all climate change hyperbole is very likely. Drudge posted this:
The deplorables are starting to wonder if govt has been lying to them about Hurricane Matthew intensity to make exaggerated point on climate
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) October 6, 2016
And lo and behold, Matthew is turning out to be less than the world’s worst disaster ever.
Hurricanes are bad and nothing to disregard. No dispute. It could have been worse, but it’s not going to be the end of the world, to the disappointment of climate changers. The LA Times reports how this world changing hurricane lost its steam to downgrade to a category 3.
The storm’s eye has become slightly disorganized as it dropped to a Category 3 hurricane with winds of about 120 mph. At 9 a.m. EDT, the center was located about midway between Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach about 45 miles offshore as it chugged north toward Jacksonville and the neighboring state of Georgia.