April 16, 2019, 4:28:38 PM EDT
A meteorologist explains why he interrupted the last round of the masters. (Facebook / Ella Dorsey CBS46)
Like the highly anticipated final round of the 2019 Masters tournament launched on Sunday in Augusta, Georgia, millions of golf fans are listening to watch the television drama show.
But while the tournament turns, a massive severe outbreak is continuing across the United States, before the Northeast expansion. The season has contributed to Masters officials beginning in the last round earlier than normal TV due to threats. Due to the hazy nature of the typhoon, which made deadly tornados on Saturday, some news stations made important decisions to intercept the broadcast of the Masters to inform the public of the threat.
It includes CBS46 in Atlanta, which went on a split screen to show the masters and cover the hurricanes. The meteorologist Ella Dorsey came in air for about 10-12 minutes to share information about the tornado warning in Gwinnett County. However, when he went out of the air, Dorsey and his colleagues had plagued many hostile and angry social media responses and by email for a decision to broadcast next to the tournament.
Dorsey said on Twitter that some users have sent his threats to death.
Of all who send me death threats today: you will not say something damn if the tornado ravaging your house this afternoon. The lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. [Continued to the end of the year] [EllenDorsey(@Ella__Dorsey) April 14, 2019
He brought bad comments to the air on a Sunday night newscast and explained the rationale for the decision of the station.
"This is not a plan we stumble," says Dorsey. "It's something we've had days in advance. We know that there will be severe weather so we decided that if there were tornado warnings, we would prepare a double box to keep you updated on the current weather conditions, but [also] that many people who want to see the final round of the masters can still watch that final round. "
Many came to Dorsey's defense on Twitter, calling the non understand the seriousness of the situation.
For all your haters after @Ella__Dorsey here's what happened to Troy, Alabama, this morning.
If this happens to you as The Masters continues, your tune in a heartbeat. https://t.co/VfkBOmuRI6
– Shirley Burton (@oddballextreme) April 14, 2019
Federal Communications Commission guidelines "require providers and cable operator to make local emergency information accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to persons with visual or visual impairments. "
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These include immediate weather scenarios such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, heavy snow and warnings and watches of alarming weather changes.
Not only in the Atlanta area have the Masters interrupted for local weather information. In Washington, DC, sports commentator Michael Wilbon, co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption," complained on Twitter about the decision of WUSA9 to alert viewers of a tornado warning during the replay of The Masters Broadcast on Sunday evening.
Channel 9 in DC, the CBS affiliate: you can not wait for people to leave Tiger (on replay provided) before you take him from the screen for your self-indulgent infinite infinite time? Talaga?!?!? A pox to your producers, maybe some of my dear friends!
– Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) April 14, 2019
WUSA9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt explains the station's decision to dispel. Shutt said that If the tournament is live and not replayed on time, the station can only use a news crawl at the bottom of the screen to highlight weather alerts.
– Topper Shutt (@TenaciousTopper) April 14, 2019
do not worry, nor do we protect lives and property as much, "says Shutt.
Twitter to disagree with Wilbon's assessment of the situation.
People died this weekend.
Review your priorities.
– Bree Smith (@ NC5_BreeSmith) April 14, 2019
Tornado warnings >>> golf, or any other sport or TV show people's life is more important than entertainment time It's shameful https://t.co/eTEp57FiK2
– Becky DePodwin (@wx_becks) April 15, 2019