Fox News announced its plans to launch Fox Weather, a 24-hour streaming channel, last year and on Tuesday, the New York Times went deep on the weather TV business, which was the first time a lot of people had heard of the upcoming channel.
Unfortunately, online commentators seems to think any weather reports from Fox will be credible, or even objective. Many are joking the network will use the forecasts as a way to launch into other talking points, conspiracy theories, attacks on Democrats — or all three.
Author Chuck Wendig imagined how the broadcasts might go: “Next up, on Fox Weather: why are hurricanes teaching kids about Critical Race Theory? Then: climate change is just another example of cancel culture gone woke! Finally, a new report: The Storm Is Coming. I’m Ben Carson with the Weather.”
A rep for Fox News had no comment.
Some people are simply worried about the quality of equipment that will be used, given Trump’s explanation of Hurricane Dorian at the White House in 2019, aided by a poster board.
Of course, given Trump’s experience with Hurricane Dorian, he’s also the frontrunner in people’s staffing guesses. Although, he does have some competition.
“Next up, on Fox Weather: why are hurricanes teaching kids about Critical Race Theory? Then: climate change is just another example of cancel culture gone woke! Finally, a new report: The Storm Is Coming. I’m Ben Carson with the Weather,” Chuck Wendig tweeted.
Meanwhile, others are already thinking about the next channel that Fox will introduce, with guesses ranging from medical propaganda to simply just outright insulting people.
“By adding Fox Weather to his portfolio, Murdoch need only add Fox Make Rude Comments About The Waitress’s Tattoos While She’s Still Within Earshot and Fox Read Signs Aloud To Nobody In Particular to totally corner the insufferable old uncles with families that hate them market,” one user tweeted.
You can check out more jokes about Fox Weather below.
For the record: This post was updated to reflect the fact that Fox Weather was announced last year.