Anthony Watts found a fake forecast video. Not just any fake forecast video, but a fake forecast video that he says was "sponsored by the World Meteorological Organisation (part of the UN)"
Did he prove it by showing the actual event in reality? Nope. He couldn't.
So how does he know it's fake? Did he quiz the people in the video? Nope. At least not that he said.
So how does he know it's fake? Did he just assume it was fake because the United Nations had a hand in it? Well, maybe that was what got him thinking. After all, as every genuine paranoid conspiracy theorist knows, the UN is out to strip good honest US bloggers of their property, send them off to FEMA camps and hand the property over to poor people living on islands that are sinking.
Now Anthony Watts is a very smart cookie. He knows when something is real and something isn't. He watched the video and said to himself "something is wrong here". He thought a bit more and watched it again. Something was niggling him. He watched it one more time and finally twigged.
Anthony slapped his forehead and cried aloud. "I know what it is. I know. I know. And I can't wait to boast how clever I am at spotting a fake video."
He went to his blog and he wrote about how he cleverly spotted the trick. He was sure it fooled a lot of people. He wrote:
Here is the fake forecast video, sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (part of the U.N.):
Can you guess how Anthony Watts knew the video was "fake"?
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PS Anthony has a theory for why the Weather Channel is down in the ratings compared to three years ago. Is it because of the Internet? Oh. No. Not on your life. Anthony's got it sussed. He wrote:
The Weather Channel is losing viewers to global warming and other pointless programming
Viewers are too busy watching global warming to watch the Weather Channel. Who'd have thought.