Seth Meyers Criticizes Journalists Over Hurricane Irma Coverage

The late-night host asks: 'I mean, who wants to see Anderson Cooper soaking wet?'

September 12, 2017 8:57 am

Late night host Seth Meyers had some critical feedback for journalists who battled Hurricane Irma’s deadly wind and rain: Go inside.

“You should not be out there,” Meyers said. “I mean, who wants to see Anderson Cooper soaking wet? Oh, a lot of people.”

Meyers wasn’t the only one with harsh words for news networks which sent their correspondents into harm’s way. After senior national CNN correspondent Kyung Lah was almost hit by a falling street sign, criticism poured in on Twitter.

“Her live shots are uncomfortable to watch,” Twitter user Kearsten Holdall wrote. “Why do you insist on putting the lives of your people at risk like this?” asked Amber Truitt.

At least 11 people were killed by the massive storm, which brought 140-mph winds and 15-foot storm surges to some parts of Florida. The Los Angeles Times points out that a storm of this size and strength has killed thousands in the past; it is thanks to advancements in science and meteorology that people were given enough notice to evacuate vulnerable areas.

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