A news anchor in South Dakota launched into an outstanding tirade against viewers who were complaining about a television show being interrupted for coverage of a tornado.
On Sunday night, KSFY Meteorologist Shawn Cable broke into the season finale of Once Upon a Time for a live broadcast about a tornado. That act prompted a shitstorm from outraged fans of the show, who couldn't handle the fact that a tornado in the station's coverage area was being reported on by the news team which is pretty much the job they are there to do. The station was bombarded with angry phone calls almost immediately. Annnnd of course they brought that fauxrage to Facebook!
This is why we can't have nice things, America. As you can see, other viewers (and people checking the station's Facebook page for updates on the storm) were not too thrilled about having to read a bunch of aggressive complaints from people angry about missing a TV show. It's interesting that all these people complaining are savvy enough to have Facebook and know how to access a TV station's profile page to complain yet they don't know that the goddamn show is available to watch online.
On Monday morning, KSFY anchor Nancy Naeve responded to the complaints in the most perfect, beautiful way imaginable. Instead of offering one of those phony "we're sorry if our decision inconvenienced you" bullshit statements, Naeve told unhappy viewers to shove it. (Skip to about 1:20 for her wonderful rant):
I tell you what. Quit calling and ripping Shawn for being on the air to save people's lives. . . . No show is as important as someone's life. You aren't going to go on the air if it's not important. And people just berated our station for him being on the air. I tell you what if it was your home and your neighbors, you would feel differently. So please, please don't do that. That's not nice. . . .
You can go to ABC.com and watch your show. . . .
Look. I get it. Your shows are important. You want to watch everything live so you can be the first person on the recap blog complaining about how the episode didn't quite meet your expectations. I understand. I do. My cable almost went out on Sunday during a storm when a new episode of Game of Thrones was on. I FELT MY HEART STOP. But delivering angry diatribes and hate messages to a station trying bring news about a fucking TORNADO is ridiculous. Pull yourself together, America.