• So This Happened: MSNBC Says Long Island Got Hit With “20 Feet Of Snow”

    The predictably-pathetic coverage of the snowstorm that rocked the northeast was in full force over the last couple days. The snowstorm wasn’t exactly the prelude to the apocalypse the news media made it out to be. And no coverage was worse than MSNBC’s.

    “New York escaped the brunt of the storm,” MSNBC host Craig Melvin informed his audience today (video above).

    But that was the beginning and the end of his sensible reporting.

    “Long Island, though, Long Island was smack in the middle of” the snowstorm, Melvin added. “Eastern Long Island is getting more than 20 feet of snow. Governor Andrew Cuomo says they’re now shifting resources to help dig out Suffolk County.”

    You heard him right. He falsely claimed Long Island, New York was pounded with “20 feet of snow.”

    And he didn’t even correct himself.

    The fact is, the storm only dropped about TWO FEET of snow on Long Island.

    Melvin was probably too busy pleasing his producers, who undoubtedly wanted him to oversell the snowstorm, to realize his ridiculous gaffe.

    Even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had to eat crow and admit that it was “good news” that “the entire region was not hit as hard” as he and the news media predicted, even though he warned that climate change was the cause of yesterday’s “extreme weather situation.”

    It’s all quite embarrassing.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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