Viewers aren’t happy with MSNBC for trotting out veteran 67-year-old weatherman Al Roker to do live coverage of dangerous category 4 Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.
On Sunday morning, images of Roker getting battered by heavy winds and strong waves went viral on social media.
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Viewers immediately criticized MSNBC for having Al Roker covering the dangerous storm considering his age and stature in the business.
Can someone please take Al Roker inside? pic.twitter.com/HHcrjOWKTD
— Chris Albers (@ChrisAlbersNY) August 29, 2021
Are we really still forcing Al Roker to stand in the middle of a lethal hurricane?? The man is a national treasure, how about we stop risking his life to have him tell us it’s too dangerous to be out there 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/eNG96SPSm3
— Author Daisy Blaine (@_DaisyBlaine) August 29, 2021
If someone could please go get Al Roker and bring him to safety, that'd be great. pic.twitter.com/Av3K8yK1kh
— Trophy Mom 🏆 (@LA_SassyPants) August 29, 2021
It’s 2021. I don’t need to see Al Roker risking his life and his crew’s lives to show me a hurricane. It can be reported on without standing outside in the middle of it.
— Rita Powell (@Rizabellepow) August 29, 2021
What is the thinking here? We see Al Roker hit by incoming water. We could see the water without Mr. Roker getting hit. Why are these weather people not inside? pic.twitter.com/xnKVpHa4JM
— Randy Mayeux (@Randy1116) August 29, 2021
How Al Roker been in the meteorology and news business as long as he has and still getting the hurricane assignments. Wtf. pic.twitter.com/aZlXPsjL1Y
— ClockOutWars (@clockoutwars) August 29, 2021
I will never understand networks putting their weather people right smack where a storm is supposed to hit to tell others to get out. @NBC Get Al Roker out of New Orleans and away from Lake Pontchartrain. Turn around, don't drown applies here.
— NatsMusicTeachr (@NatsMusicTeachr) August 29, 2021