Every time a hurricane rolls around, the corporate media sends reporters right into the middle of harm’s way. Even though these storms bring casualties and billions of dollars in destruction, we still receive live footage of reporters outside struggling to keep their balance in torrential rains and winds exceeding 100 mph.

During Hurricane Sandy, several reporters were knocked down and/or washed away by the force of the storm. Now, with Hurricane Matthew, stations like CNN are showing clips of a reporter stationed in Melbourne, Florida. The problem is: Melbourne is right on the coast, and was ordered by the governor to “evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.” The clip showed the reporter clinging to a pole for dear life. We do not want or need footage that bad.

News stations are endangering the health of their employees on national television for the sake of profit. This is a dangerous and idiotic practice that needs to end immediately.

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