Enough is enough, when it comes to the on-screen stuff-ups in the weather news at ABC TV Canberra – and I am not referring to Mark Carmody!
Rather, the constant errors in the on-screen temperature figures and graphics that have been plaguing the weather news bulletins on ABC TV’s Canberra news service for months and months now.
There have been so many examples. The presenter will say the top temperature in Canberra today was 32 for instance, but the graphic will say something different. On the regional map it will show a graphic for Canberra indicating rain or showers, then when it zooms in to the city graphic, the icon shows no precipitation at all!
The last straw was last night when the week ahead forecast for Canberra was flashed up, and it showed temperatures from some day in winter, completely at odds with what the presenter was actually saying. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, the snow report came up – just as the presenter was waxing about how hot the weather will be this weekend! I mean this is crazy stuff.
The situation is patently ludicrous and an embarrassment to all. How can ABC TV get things wrong so consistently – and never make any apology for it on screen, ever!
Any ideas as to how one might complain about this to the ABC? There doesn’t seem to be any easy way to contact ABC TV in Canberra.
Should I just email Mark Carmody or Virginia Hausegger directly?