(n.) a sensationalist in scientist's clothing with a propensity for being incorrect while looking good on camera.
See also: snake oil salesman.
The meteorologist on television told me to prepare for the storm of the century, so like a dutiful follower I stocked up on foodstuffs and necessities. Alas, it was just a thunderstorm.
Damn, meteorologists seem to have less scientific backing than fortune tellers! I cannot believe I cancelled my weekend plans because of their forecast!
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