Not the Onion: Fox 9 runs story about helping outdoor workers stay hydrated with water [VIDEO]

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The story's lede: "With temperatures soaring well into the 90s on Tuesday, FOX 9's Iris Perez decided it would be a good idea to make sure outdoor workers outside in the metro had plenty of water to beat the heat."
Sure, it was a slow news day yesterday, but this is ridiculous.

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A Fox 9 piece entitled "FOX 9 helps outdoor workers hydrate amid heat" consists of reporter Iris Pérez walking around Minneapolis and asking a bunch of people for their thoughts about being hot. Their responses are as dull as you'd imagine.

Later, Pérez is filmed at construction and landscaping sites delivering bottles of water to workers. (How would they have managed to get through the day without her help?) But the video package's highlight comes when one landscaper, apparently less than thrilled to be interrupted for such drivel, flips a water-toting Pérez the bird.

In sum, as MPR's Bob Collins put it, if you watch the video, "you can actually HEAR your brain cells dying."

In the mood to kill some? Here's the video:

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12 comments
raybutlers
raybutlers

My favorite was the rich douche with the multiple gold bracelets and the Jaguar advising people to work less.  I'm surprised that he didn't recommend that they eat cake.

MisterGodfather
MisterGodfather

Fox 9 didn't cite any sources in their story to back up their argument, so it is hard to believe anything being said.  I think I will stick to pouring huge cups of salt down my throat when hot until more research is done on this 'water' substance.

Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner

as a reporter who used to get crap assignments like this, i shake my head and laugh|!

Bryon Wistrom
Bryon Wistrom

great journalism... where is my water Ms. Perez?

humdingertv
humdingertv

"landscraper"?

People in glass houses...

Curtis Meyer
Curtis Meyer

All local news is fluffy tripe. I can't believe people continue to watch it. I really can't believe people continue to buy ad time for it.

Mitch Burud
Mitch Burud

Reminds me of the time one of the lead stories was about a tree that fell down in someones yard in Shoreview.

Jay Boller
Jay Boller

Hate it when media outlets make dumb content.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

Maybe the guy just didn't like Fox 9 News

raybutlers
raybutlers

@Abby Faulkner could you ever refuse them for....I don't know....ethical reasons?  Like creating news stories and paying sources with gifts?

raybutlers
raybutlers

@Curtis Meyer stupid people watch it because it gives them the illusion of being informed.

raybutlers
raybutlers

@Mitch Burud I also love the "live" remotes where there is clearly nothing happening.

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