January 23, 2016
While the tired, old adage of how Eagles fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus is annoying and overused by the national media when talking about the "personality" of Philadelphians, it is worth mentioning considering what's happening to television reporters during their coverage of Saturday's blizzard.
TV news reporters are getting hit with snowballs while reporting on the winter weather.
Dan McQuade of PhillyMag has been documenting the phenomenon on his Twitter feed. First, it was an NBC Philadelphia reporter Friday night.
TV reporters are under attack in Philadelphia! pic.twitter.com/s9nibhla7h— Dan McQuade (@dhm) January 23, 2016
For those working at local stations, this is probably not unexpected. But for the national media, it might come as a surprise. That probably helps explain the look of shock from a CNN reporter who was hit by a snowball bandit Saturday morning in Philly.
Not even national reporters are safe from snowball attacks in Philadelphia! pic.twitter.com/aiViNSRY78— Dan McQuade (@dhm) January 23, 2016
Stay safe out there, television reporters.