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March 19, 2012

Over-40 Male Sues LA News Stations, Alleging They Won't Consider Him As Weatherman Because They Only Want Pretty Young (Unqualified) Girls

Sign of the times, sign of the times.

Whether or not they're "unqualified" I don't know. The thing is, the American system of broadcast news maintains this fiction that you have to be "qualified" or a "reporter" to read things other people write for you on-air.

England doesn't seem to indulge in this fiction, calling its newsreaders just that, or "news presenters."

So are the hot young things qualified to read a cue card and move their arms around and blow air through their pretty pursed lips when they're telling you there'll be cold winds from the north?

Probably. If they can hit their mark and read and speak English, well, that's what the job is really about, isn't it?

If they're maintaining the fiction, I guess they wouldn't be qualified. But we seem to be in a transition period from the fiction to just being straight and saying "Here are some attractive people who failed at acting who will read the news to you now."

Which way is heavily-Hispanic LA going? Well, here's a weather girl for Univision, Jackie Guerrido.

I'll give her one, thing: She did successfully forecast a warm front. In my pants.

She just gave me a Category 5 Boner.

I'm checking her Wikipedia entry; it doesn't even look like she went to college.

She did, however, graduate with a double major, if you know whaz I'ze sezzin'.

So let's just say Hispanic markets prefer the English model.

So what chance does this oddly aging white dude have?

Hunter argues that his gender and age kept him from getting on-air weather jobs at CBS stations KCBS and KCAL despite his meteorology degree and years of experience.

According to the lawsuit, Hunter, who is over the age of 40, is seeking 'unspecified' damages.

He alleges that the CBS stations favour young, attractive women to induce more men to watch their prime-time newscasts.

Well, it does sound like he has a genuine claim.

His lawyer Gloria Allred...

I take that back.

God bless him for trying, I guess. Why should women monopolize all the frivolous lawsuits?

You Don't Need To Be a Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

But you are gonna want cans.

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