Thursday, February 24, 2005

Crazy About the Weather

Be sure to read Mark McGuire's story about former WRGB weather guy Scott Stevens. I say weather guy because Stevens' only official credential is a weather merit badge he earned as a Boy Scout, something WRGB didn't know when they hired him. Stevens was forced to resign over misrepresenting his meteorology credentials ---although there are persistent rumors they had other reasons as well. As you know, Albany Eye does not traffic in rumors.

Anyway, Stevens has become a leading figure among conspiracy nuts who believe our weather is being controlled by Japanese criminals and Russian spys. All this while heading the weather team at the NBC affiliate in Pocatello, Idaho. Alrighty then. Maybe someone should check if Mr. Stevens ever got that merit badge.