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Whom did the Scituate seawall pay off to get on all the news reports?

Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.

UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.

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Same as it ever was

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...the station that gets their reporter the closest to the angry sea without losing him or her into it?

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If you know what I mean...hmmm? hmmm? hmmm?

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Scituate has had some of the worst flooding over the decades. Reporters love disasters, after all.

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Scituate is where it is happening, baby ! Maybe they are hoping for a repeat of something like this :

http://cache.boston.com/resize/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2011/02/16/1297876...

( http://www.boston.com/yourtown/scituate/articles/2011/02/17/lecture_seri... )

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Situate is going to have the largest tide and waves. Dorchester? Ya because it gets real crazy in the enclosed harbor.

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There is no other place that gets hit hard in the storm? Like, say, Plum Island or Nahant?

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The reporters can park their trucks right in the parking lot next to the lighthouse/jetty or right on the town pier, which is steps away from a warm restaurant and a break from the cold.

Scituate provides reliable devastation and shots of huge waves in relative convenience. Never underestimate the laziness of reporters!

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12-15 ft waves, while scituate is going to be about10-13 ft. Its just easier to get to scituate from Boston.

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The Scituate coast mostly faces NE, where a lot of the other shorelines may be more E, so it gets a direct hit from the waves with the NE winds.

Scituate also has some pretty dramatic places to be when the storm hits - the lighthouse at the harbor, seawalls at various places like Minot Beach, very low places like Peggotty Beach where houses are on stilts (taxpayers paid for these houses, BTW). These are the places where the newscams always set up. Nothing more dramatic for a news camera than catching a wave hitting a seawall. Waves crashing on a beach are pretty boring compared to any of these shots. Plus, all these places are very accessible for the news truck.

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Brant Rock.........

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I did see one newscaster at Plum island. Whoa whoa, the Neponset has some pretty mean white caps during a Nor'easter! They could even get a good shot of the waves on Morrissey Blvd, when the tide is high!

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Is it an initiation rite for reporters: go show off your columbia or north face or LL bean outerwear on camera while wave batter and wind howls?

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No visual of course, but WBZ-AM can't stop talking about the goddamn New Sea Wall in Scituate every 5 minutes.

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One of the weathermen for one of the stations (now I can't remember!) happens to live in scituate so that's why he is always there, the rest are copying!

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I mean this sincerely, Adam: awesome grammar!

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I'm guessing you didn't move to the Boston area before 2/6/78?

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It's '78 all over again. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!111!!!!111!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!

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Where's Jack Nicholson at a time like this? We NEED him on that wall.

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Dudes,
Try going to the beach in Scituate or Marshfield - RESIDENTS ONLY! ALL OTHERS KEEP OUT. So what in the name of fairness gives Scituate or Marshfield a right to any of my tax dollars to fix the sewall along their precious beach?

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