Skip to comments.Vanity: Was It a Fluke on F&F This Morning?
Posted on 09/05/2009 7:43:56 AM PDT by Atom Smasher
I apologize for the vanity, but was concerned over the several interruptions that occurred this morning on F&F. Tom Ridge was being interviewed on the controversy behind raising the "threat level" in 2004...it being suggested that this was done to up Bush's points. Right when it got to that area of the discussion, a Geico commercial cut it right off. As soon as the commercial was finished, it went back to the set, where the interview was still going...obviously, the interruption was not known by the anchor giving the interview - because not 10 seconds later, another commercial interrupted the interview & again went back to the F&F set & they were still talking. Then it happened a third time!
Now we all know when a commercial break is expected...the interview is paused, & resumed after commercial break. Now, forgive me FReepers if I appear paranoid, but these anchors had no idea that commercials were interrupting them. And as far as I know, 2 of the commercials were the ones included in the Glenn Beck boycott.
I know that the FNC stands strong against tyranny, or do they? I believe they do...so, now I'm wondering if my comcast cable company did this intentionally, or if I am reading too much into it. Needless to say, everything important that needed to be heard by Tom Ridge's comments, were not heard....
It happened here also. We have Suddenlink cable. I don’t think F&F ever knew what was going on.
Happened here too on Time Warner Cable.
You beat me to it. See my post #19.
None dare call it conspiracy.
Same thing happened here. I was kind of surprised none of the hosts mentioned the interruptions. I guess they didn’t know it was happening
That is why it was so strange to me, because the hosts did not know they were being interrupted...pretty out of the norm for the FNC.
This is because everybody who is anybody on TV is on the beach at Waikiki or Nassau at this moment. Glitches are going to occur, so don't read anything sinister into it.
That being said, about a year ago Freepers were commenting on the three seconds-or-so freeze-ups on the Fox shows.....although a little less frequently than before. I suppose most people know the problem still continues. Maybe this has something to do with the satellite feed or something. If anyone knows what THIS particular problem is caused by, please let us know. Thanks,
The weekend crews (especially on a holiday weekend) tend to be less experienced and you find a lot more mistakes. That may or may not explain what happened.
But of course you need to keep in mind that quote by the famous Intel founder Andy Grove: “Only the paranoid survive”. And the equally valid but anonymous (AFAIK) quote: “Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t really out to get me”.
I do like your thinking!
Won’t hurt to send F&F an email.
Ridge is flogging his book.
it could have been a hard break,
FNC weekend crew are generally idiots in front and behind the camera.
Maybe someone in the control room doesn’t agree with Fox’s stand.
IR? Go easy on me no coffee yet...
To all....someone post a transcript....thanks...
I’m relieved to know that others took notice of this! It was just very strange...after years of being an avid FNC fan I have never seen it happen before...
Kinda like having the Detroit Lions play for the Steelers in last year's Super Bowl.
Actually, no, they weren’t better. It’s better know what the enemy is actually saying. That’s how we get to expose these people for who they are—by their own words. On video, so they can’t claim the transcripts were doctored.
I was wondering the same...
I sent an email before show even ended...
All TV stations/networks are now run by automation systems and sometimes those systems go absolutely stupid and start rolling stuff for no reason.
This sounds to me like one of the two scenarios...
1. The automation went haywire either through technical difficulties or being misprogramed by the operator. Most likely scenario, they forgot to put in a manual start for that break and when the countdown on the "dummy time" (they have to put in dummy times when generating automation runs for live shows in order to get the in and out times of the shows to jive with the official log) hit zero it rolled. In that situation the operator generally lets the first spot blow by and put a manual stop on the end-it is "less noticible" to the audience then dumping out of a commercial and then recovers the system to get it back on track.
2. They took down the automation to repair something and when they were going back to it the operator had the wrong line called up when he/she restarted the system.
3. The "Pepsi Syndrome"-The operator accidentally dropped something on the switcher or the "paddle" and it hit the initiate button. It is a very rare occurrence but it does happen.
As to the anchor "not noticing" that is an easy explanation. They do not route the on air feed into the studio, only the output of the production control room. They do not watch the commercials while in the breaks, they either are seeing black (nothing) or something on preview that they need to see (like a live feed of a fire or something).
In all of these events the person who is sitting in their BOC has to write the incident up and is more then likely gonna get his or her butt kicked on Tuesday.
Sorry, I meant three scenarios...PIMF