Although less popular than CNN, I watch the weather channel/network all the time. But why?

It may be partly because

  • the little pilot in me needs to be aware of nationwide weather, just in case of an emergency call-up to visit Whitehorse, Yukon
  • it broadcasts a fundamentally technical matter, leaving no room for deliberate misleading or political bias, beyond the obligatory Hallelujah! when the capital is flooded with backed up sewer juice
  • it tries to make an uncontrollable planet-scale phenomenon intelligible, instead of controllable scall-scale human-interest news mystifying