NBC’s Al Roker got pummeled by a wave while doing a live shot this morning from New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Ida making landfall. Check it out:
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 29, 2021
A number of people called out NBC for putting the 67-year-old weatherman at risk. . .
Afghanistan is complicated, tragic, and divisive. So let’s welcome the opportunity to unanimously condemn NBC for endangering Al Roker. So reckless and irresponsible.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) August 29, 2021
which prompted this response. . .
“Screw you” and “I will drop them like a bag of dirt!”:
— The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@TheSundayShow) August 29, 2021
Roker is now reportedly back at his hotel and his crew is safe, but he’s still a little salty over the age comments:
For all those who were worried about me out on #lakepontchartrain covering #Ida a) I volunteered to do this. Part of the job. b) My crew and I were safe and we are back at our hotel and c) for those who think I’m too old to to be doing this, try and keep up pic.twitter.com/DctJBFKD0D
— Al Roker (@alroker) August 29, 2021