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Weatherman Has a Meltdown on the Air Over ‘Bachelorette’ Fans

May 28, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A TV weatherman went on a tirade during a live broadcast after fans of the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette” complained about missing part of the show because of a tornado warning.

Jamie Simpson of Fox 45 in Dayton, Ohio, made it clear that in his mind public safety and the tornado warning took priority over viewers’ desire to see the dating show uninterrupted.

“I was just checking social media,” Simpson said on the air. “We have viewers complaining already. ‘Just go back to the show.’ No, we’re not going back to the show, folks. This is a dangerous situation, OK?”

He added: “I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep people safe, and that is what we’re going to do. Some of you complained that this is all about my ego. Stop, OK? Just stop right now. It’s not. I’m done with you people, I really am. This is pathetic.”

Fox 45 is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, which also owns ABC 22 in Dayton.

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  1. I predict Jamie Simpson will win a national Emmy for best performance
    at a TV station located in a hick town.

  2. Way to go Jamie!!!

  3. Hey Jan, what hick town do you live in?

  4. Dayton rims are made in a suburban “hick town”? Think not, perhaps you think all of Ohio consists of corn fields and tractors? Nope

  5. Instead of enraging loyal viewers with a meltdown, Jamie Simpson (or the local ABC station) could have taken a few seconds to address viewers concerns about the “Bachelorette”–the reason they were watching the station in the first place.

    As important as public safety was with the weather situation was, Jamie Simpson could have taken a few seconds to tell viewing audience that the episode will also be available for viewing ON DEMAND at anytime (at abc.com, Hulu, or available on demand through the cable company in that area) starting on Tuesday morning. (The episode will still be available for viewing for entire week.) The local station also has the option to re-air the episode at a later time (either late at night, or on the weekend), when the episode wouldn’t be interrupted—the local station would just have to announce when the episode would air. That would please loyal viewers, and it would also make those viewers more receptive to Jamie Simpson’s weather news about the tornado warning.

  6. This guy is the local drama king about anything weather related. He is always using dramatic terms to describe the weather, it’s hilarious. I watch a competitor to get the facts, then switch to watch how he spins it with more drama just for a laugh.

    He’s so concerned while warning us all, that he looks at, and gives a bleep about social media and what they were saying about him. He has come in to other programs for 15+ yrs to “warn us all” about some impending doom that has never occurred to this point. He’s even butted in to tell us about snow like it’s something to worry about. Now everyone should listen to chicken little because he’s serious this time!

    He believes if he wasn’t on the air for 3+ hours straight over this weather event people would have died! No one else but him was warning them the way HE was! The sirens, the other channels showing it, weather app warnings…they all pale in comparison to Jamie and his warnings….

    Being a weatherman was his calling, it’s all he’s ever wanted to be, as a service to humanity….We should thank him and welcome the drama that accompanies his passion for weather…..or just enjoy his dramatic antics as comic relief.

    All the other stations preempted programming and received comments or calls I’m sure, yet none of their weather people said anything to draw attention to themselves.the way Jamie did….that’s not a surprise.

  7. Wow do u all just understand what just happened to our community he had every right to care about all of us only one person died because of him thank you Jamie for keeping us safe you deserve and award

  8. “You’re out pickin’ stones with your pals the other day…”

  9. It’s pretty sad that people are wrapped up in reality TV. The question is how many of the Bachelorette actress ever do for people in Trotwood, Harrison township, Riverside .Dayton or Beavercreek? All of these communities with familes has lost so much more than a reality show could ever give back. I’m thankful to all of our weatherman and women for making sure we took shelter and assuring we all were safe. Maybe you should take a drive through some of these communities and take a long hard look at the families and get a real taste of reality. The show which airs once a week or these families is just trying to make it from one day to the next not knowing where their next meal will be, have another home, power or clothing. While you sit back watch a reality show, try going out to your communities and look at reality! Thank you Jamie a d other weatherman and women! I appreciate you!

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