Now lets look at some coincidental title's and phrases
1. Magistrate ?
Now I'm not inferring that all figures whom go by the title Magistrate are wizards. However I would like you to consider the notion of the OPer in regards to the words origin.
Magistrate; Magi; Mage; Magician; Magic; and just for the sake of it, Magnetism
you might consider that wizards may have been employed as Magistrates because they have the wizards strategy behind them in unveiling truth and or concealing
2. Weather "Forecast"
Fore; in precident of something
Now would it be unreasonable to point out that we never see a truly live realtime rendition of weather patterns, its always some half baked slide show of pre recorded (possibly shopped) frames.
Given the idea that thought & emotion = manifestation power, then these wizards are using the public through Televison and radio to custom divert disasters. The wizards have no real power of their own, they need the public to willingly and unwittingly focus their attention toward the desired outcome of the elite, so hypnosis it is, or errr rather was... for Now the elite have gotten more on their plate than they can handle with regards to weather control.
i.e. they have never been able to truly of their own accord create a catastrophic weather based event, but only direct the energy away from themselves through the manipulation of the masses attention.