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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:17 PM

Internal NOAA emails detail blowback to Trump hurricane claims: 'This has really gotten out of hand'

Source: NBC News

Internal emails at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Thursday showed how the agency scrambled to respond to President Donald Trump's inaccurate claims about Hurricane Dorian and Alabama.

The emails, dozens of which were obtained by NBC News in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also detailed the blowback the NOAA received from both inside and outside the agency over a statement it put out bolstering Trump's claims over prior information from its own forecasters.

"These are getting very personal," Benjamin Friedman, the NOAA's deputy undersecretary for operations, emailed to two colleagues in response to an angry message he received in light of the agency's Sept. 6 statement.

The emails, which spanned a week in early September, took place as the president made and defended claims that Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama on Sept. 1 "much) harder than anticipated," contradicting forecasts that day, which showed the storm's path not to be near Alabama.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/internal-noaa-emails-detail-blowback-trump-hurricane-claims-has-really-n1078326

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brooklynite Nov 7 OP
progree Nov 7 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 7 #2
progree Nov 7 #4
Gothmog Nov 7 #3
Marcuse Nov 7 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:34 PM

1. Hmm, so a "( displays as a quote followed by a crying face. I didn't know that!

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Response to progree (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:37 PM

2. I run into that effect all the time cutting and pasting articles from Wikipedia.

In DU-land, passages end up with crying faces, smiling faces,....

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:56 PM

4. Yup. I see and accidentally make smiley faces all the time with a ")

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but I don't remember seeing a crying face made inadvertently

especially in a context like this where, at first, I thought it might have been deliberate and sarcastic, given the way the majority of them vote "

Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama on Sept. 1 "much) harder than anticipated,


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:53 PM

3. Trump's doctored hurricane map threw government agencies into chaos

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:44 PM

5. This has really gotten out of hand.

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