Weather channel reporter Mike Seidel, was outed when he is fighting off the wind while two men behind him walk by calmly.
CNN Defends Viral FAKE News Clip from Weather Channel
Video source: PressResetEarth
Locals making fun of ‘weather’ reporting! 🙂
“It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted,” the network said.
This juxtaposition led many social media commentators to accuse Seidel of “faking it” to make things seem worse than they were.
In a matter of a few hours, the video on Facebook was seen more than four million times.
The Atlanta-based Weather Channel released a statement defending its employee.
— Kelly Lacour (@kjlacky) September 15, 2018