Florida bar owner swears live on CNN during Irma coverage
CNN reporter Bill Weir was sweating Thursday night, and not just because he was sent to Key Largo, Florida, to cover the approach of Hurricane Irma.
Weir visited Snappers Bar to chat with locals committed to sticking around for the storm, which is set to make landfall in Florida early Sunday morning, and interviewed the owner, Peter Althius, who declared he’s not leaving his business “until the s–t hits the fan.”
“You can’t say that,” Weir warned as Althius apologized and they both laughed. “We’ll give you a category 5 dispensation on that one.” But that didn’t end the cursing.
Althius continues, “The hurricane is hunting you, so what you gonna do? You going to drive to Atlanta? Where are you going? There’s maybe no gas because that’s another insecurity and then you look at your rear window and say, “Oh, s–t, I’m too late.”
Finally, Weir cuts Althius off after his second expletive and throws back to Don Lemon in the studio. “I would say Peter’s probably had more than two,” Lemon jokes.
Naturally, Twitter users had some thoughts, concerns, and jokes about this report: