March 9, 2008 8:51 PM
Weather Channel founder and erstwhile CEO John Coleman thinks his baby has long since jumped the tracks.
The weatherman of more than half a century (who was forced out of TWC in 1983) blasted the channel’s current direction March 3 at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in New York. Jeff Poor, writing on the conservative-voiced Business & Media Institute Web site (businessandmedia.org), quoted Mr. Coleman—a vehement crusader against “the fraud of global warming”—as calling TWC “an outlet for global warming alarmism.”
“The Weather Channel had great promise, and that’s all gone now because they’ve made every mistake in the book on what they’ve done and how they’ve done it and it’s very sad,” Mr. Coleman was quoted as saying. “It’s now for sale. … Let’s hope the new owners can recapture the vision and stop reporting the traffic, telling us what to think and start giving us useful weather information.”
The report also said Mr. Coleman, now a weathercaster at KUSI-TV in San Diego, was advocating lawsuits against “the people who sell carbon credits. That includes Al Gore.”
— Tom Gilbert