During the of the finale of the Masters Golf Championship that takes place in Augusta, Georgia, the Atlanta CBS affiliate (the channel that was airing the match) had to interupt the match because there were tornado warnings issued for Gwinnett County (the most populous county in Georgia) to warn viewers. The storms were part of a line of storms that had been dropping tornadoes for 2 days previously and caused loads of damage and killed several people. In fact the Masters adjusted things to take into account the storms that were due to arrive.
WGCL (CBS 46)-Atlanta double boxed their coverage along side the golf. Apparently this move prompted some viewers to issue death threat and complaints to the meteorologists on air. Well the video below shows they are undeterred by the reaction of some of the audience. Some people fail to realize they are mandated by the FCC to provide a public service in the interest of public safety.
That is actually sickening. For some people to prioritize a sporting event, even a major one like The Masters, over a vitally important public safety warning, that the station is required to do, it's not a choice, they have to do it, and for those people to issue death threats to the people at the station, is frankly unacceptable and unwarranted. Those people who threatened the safety of the staff there at CBS 46, should unreservedly apologise, disconnect their TVs, and never leave their homes ever again, because they have permanently disqualified themselves from any kind of societal interaction.
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