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RTE weather; length of Broadcasts very short



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly

    Greentopia wrote: »
    For example remember how after thousands of those brain dead religious pilgrims stared at the sun in Knock a few years ago to see an "apparition", thereby causing cases of irreparable eye damage to some of them :rolleyes:, she calmly explained on the weather forecast after the news that any unusual sun activity had a rational explanation and she went on to explain what that was (hot spots or flairs? can't remember exactly what it was).

    I have no problem with religion really but that episode at Knock a few years ago really disturbed me for some reason.

    The clouds that these people are so awed by occur commonly here in Ireland and are nothing unusual at all, yet these people were transfixed by them because they imagined that they were something other than they were. No, sorry, they were clouds; they are clouds and clouds that happen above your head everyday but you choose not to notice them.

    My point is, if you pointed the sheer beauty and majesty of the same type of sky to these people on an ordinary day (that is, when the prospect of a divine being appearing was not there) they would look at you as if you were the crazy one. :rolleyes:

  • Registered Users Posts: 736 ✭✭✭Big Tone

    Evelyn's presenation stands head and shoulders above the rest, so that raises the question, why isn't there a high-standard template that they should all adhere to, a format or formula, a presentation process, designed by Evelyn? Then ALL presentations would be to work on those presenters who get get caught for breath, swallow hard and get generally tongue-tied...! No wonder John Eagleton gave up the TV!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭Jpmarn

    Tonights forecast bulletin after the Nine O'clock News on RTE 1 was about 3 minutes long.