Which is more newsworthy: severe, dangerous weather nearing St. Louis or the final race in a major American sporting event?
KSDK (Channel 5) chose weather Saturday afternoon as storms brought two confirmed tornadoes into the metro area, including one that damaged several businesses in St. Peters and this one that touched down briefly near Red Bud, Illinois:
The station interrupted its pre-race coverage of the Belmont Stakes, the last in a three-race event that starts with the Kentucky Derby, to update viewers on the extreme weather news.
And that's when the thunderstorms launched a shitstorm on Twitter:
KSDK sucks!!! No other local station is breaking into programming!! They keep saying to hookup your antenna to watch the race.....— Chantell (@Chantel34250000) June 7, 2014
Chester Lampkin KSDK Don't insult our intelligence. You don't HAVE to be on screen for hours repeating what we already know— Tyler (@HalloweenChickn) June 7, 2014
Get this weather shit off KSDK #IGotMoneyOnThisRace— Andy Bartell (@andybardles) June 7, 2014
@ksdknews this is just two excited weather people talking to each other!!— Jimmy Long (@jimmyjack630) June 7, 2014
JUST DO A CRAWL, @ksdknews ! FOR CRAP'S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!— Bethany (@14dabucs) June 7, 2014
And there's more where that comes from.Plus, you should see what happens on Twitter when KSDK delays Jeopardy! That and more on page two.
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