Skip to comments.TV Reporter Fired After Telling Live Audience "I Can't Hear [crap]" Watch tape here.
Posted on 02/14/2008 8:40:05 AM PST by MindBender26
Enjoy the idiot on tape.
Thank about it. Until she was fired, 50,000 people depended on this woman for the news every night.
Some broadcast journalism rules:
#37: Never step in front of a camera unless you can hear the director and are ready to go in every way. If you are standing there, looking like you are ready, the people in the booth think you are ready and will go to you with little warning.
#2: The microphone is always on.
#43: Don't tell us about your technical problems.
#7: Have a brain
“Thank” is in “Thank about it” is the Southern Alabama pronunciation of “Think.”
she fell into the “reporter” catagory, not blond
The microphone is always on.
Sorry, that is always, ALWAYS #1
The anchor-ette in the studio sounds like an ADA hire?
She had a definite speech impediment — sounded like Ann Landers!
She was engaged to the spokesman for the police dept., but on the evening of their wedding he was shot in the local mall parking lot.
Well it wasn’t a serious wound and so the wedding went on anyway.
Lo and behold the next week a woman came forward and said she is the wife of the ‘shooting victim.’
It ended up that the cop was married and he shot himself, in a desperate way to get out of going thru with the wedding.
The marriage was annulled, he lost his job and she took some time off, but she is still at channel 22.
LOL - remember Brit Hume in New Hampshire: “I’m going in before I freeze my d**k off!”
The funnest part is the reporter has no idea about what's going on behind him.
Jane Fonda said what on national morning TV?
Rhymes with runt.
#3 Always talk to both sides on every issue.
#4 Politicians, cops, crooks and lawyers are all paid professional liars, and usually rather good at it.
#5 Never give up your sources to a network reporter. They will burn them and you every time. (Except me, of course, who would never do such a thing....)
#6 If your mother says she loves you, check it out.
#8 Always have two of every critically needed electronic part or device. If you have two, they will both work. If you have only one, it will break 10 seconds before air.
#9 The local police and sheriff’s dispatchers are old, lonely, uncared for, and KNOW EVERYTHING.
#10 Never turn a photo light on at a riot or any nighttime outside story in a minority neighborhood.
#11 Collect favors
#12 Anchoring is no fun. Field reporting is the best gig in the world, aside from astronaut or DARPA tester.
#13 Get 3-way confirmation on every story. Never do a 3-way with your photog and the Mayor's secretary. The Mayor is probably doing her too and will be pi**ed...... and only God knows what social diseases your photog has.
#14. If a source ever purposely lies to you, unless it’s a safety or security issue, burn ‘em. It feels good and teaches the next one to never try it.
#15 regarding stories A, Make them short B, make them early C. if necessary make them up!
#16 on trips, it's usually the photogs who get la*d, not the reporters.
#17 if you ever find a closeted gay at a hospital or courthouse, be very nice to them. They love to tell you EVERYTHING.
Whoever wrote that rule never worked in television news. The director wants to SEE THE TALENT even if they're not scheduled to be on for another 20 minutes! "Where's my F****ng talent? Where's the remote shot?"
Let them see an arm or a zoomed in head shot so you can nod answers to the director or producer’s questions, but never an airable shot unless you can hear SOLID production audio in your IFB.
Best bet for remotes is two IFBs, Air on one (Mix Minus!), Production (louder) in the other ear.
37 years on-air.
What is plural of Yo-Yo?
Hope they’re happy with their token Latina!
Then you’ve heard ‘em scream in your IFB “Where’s the Effin’ Talent?”