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2013-04-22 08:00:42 AM

reported: Probably fake. Why would someone decide to record the start of the local evening newscast on their camera phone? Also the expletives are recorded before the reporters appear on the screen (and presumably before the mics go live) so it's likely the voice of the person recording the vid. Surely even a rookie TV reporter from WV wouldn't be that dumb? (But if it is real, he's gonna have to go back home to work in the coal mines... no company (even fast-food or WalMart) would want to risk employing him in a client-facing position.)


Live pause, then rewind to film it on your phone so it could be uploaded to YouTube
 
2013-04-22 08:05:15 AM
he looks like a cocaine head
 
2013-04-22 08:05:22 AM

verchad: Mad Scientist: Ah, minor market live TV.  There's nothing funnier than poor production values.

Not just minor market, Chicago WGN 9  http://wgntv.com/2013/02/04/best-morning-news-bloopers-2/

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=X_VRlkPsSf4


WIN: "I've got to get to HR; I'll be back"
 
2013-04-22 08:10:07 AM
Meh, there's ten people watching that.  Now THIS, while NSFW is epic

Like I just pointed out this file is very    NSFW

http://youtu.be/lmK4_Byin0Y


Funny as hell though and in the same vein.
 
2013-04-22 08:10:08 AM
The FCC is usually very forgiving if steps are taken that it not happen again. Like firing the offending employee. That being said, CSB. In the late 70s, I was on the air at a major station in Cincinnati doing an early Saturday shift. The station, trying to be like CKLW, did news at 5 before the hour. ABC Network had a tendency to do feeds off the line of Paul Harvey for playback later. One feed was at 6:50am if I recall, and was the responsibility of the news guy to record for playback. In getting ready to hit the air, he forgot to roll tape. He discovered this fact at shortly after 7am. In frustration, he storms out of the news booth, and into the main studio just as the red light above the door came on for my 7:03 between the records segway. Before I'd gotten a word out, clear as a bell from the newsguy's mouth came 'This motherfarking taping shiat has got to stop.' I didn't say a word. Closed the mic as the record came up. He wanted to apologize on the air, but I talked him out of it, because the listeners at that hour on a Saturday are usually in bed, hungover, or still drunk, and can't be sure of what they heard. Never got a call, and nothing ever came of it.
 
2013-04-22 08:19:50 AM
It's North Dakota and the first thing he says on air is homophobic.
He'll be general manager of the station and grand marshal of the parade within a year.
He'll fit right in!
 
2013-04-22 08:30:24 AM

Matthew Keene: The FCC is usually very forgiving if steps are taken that it not happen again. Like firing the offending employee. That being said, CSB. In the late 70s, I was on the air at a major station in Cincinnati doing an early Saturday shift. The station, trying to be like CKLW, did news at 5 before the hour. ABC Network had a tendency to do feeds off the line of Paul Harvey for playback later. One feed was at 6:50am if I recall, and was the responsibility of the news guy to record for playback. In getting ready to hit the air, he forgot to roll tape. He discovered this fact at shortly after 7am. In frustration, he storms out of the news booth, and into the main studio just as the red light above the door came on for my 7:03 between the records segway. Before I'd gotten a word out, clear as a bell from the newsguy's mouth came 'This motherfarking taping shiat has got to stop.' I didn't say a word. Closed the mic as the record came up. He wanted to apologize on the air, but I talked him out of it, because the listeners at that hour on a Saturday are usually in bed, hungover, or still drunk, and can't be sure of what they heard. Never got a call, and nothing ever came of it.



It was the 70s, no one cared.  Don't kill the mellow.
 
2013-04-22 08:31:12 AM
To add - nowadays, we have too much PC shiat.  Fark the FCC.
 
2013-04-22 08:48:03 AM
serial_crusher:
That image is faked too!  Here's the real one:
  [dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 661x293]


+1 internet.
 
2013-04-22 08:52:18 AM

ShawnDoc: There's an asian person in North Dakota?  When did that happen?


There's a pretty big Hmong population in Minnesota, odds are she's from there.
 
2013-04-22 08:57:24 AM

reported: Probably fake. Why would someone decide to record the start of the local evening newscast on their camera phone? Also the expletives are recorded before the reporters appear on the screen (and presumably before the mics go live) so it's likely the voice of the person recording the vid. Surely even a rookie TV reporter from WV wouldn't be that dumb? (But if it is real, he's gonna have to go back home to work in the coal mines... no company (even fast-food or WalMart) would want to risk employing him in a client-facing position.)


"Wow, what was that?!"

...*pause DVR*...
...*rewind DVR to start of broadcast*...
...*get out iPhone and ready to record video*...
...*start DVR and recording on iPhone*...
"Gay farking shiat"
 
2013-04-22 09:02:30 AM
what's DVR is that like DVD

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-22 09:09:26 AM
That chick was cute.
 
2013-04-22 09:10:32 AM

Matthew Keene: The FCC is usually very forgiving if steps are taken that it not happen again. Like firing the offending employee.


Traditionally, the rule was if it was fleeting and non-sexual, it wasn't a big deal.  Then the religious right went apeshiat over Bono accidently saying "fark" at the Grammys and it's been a mess ever since.

/They didn't fire the "keep farking that chicken" guy.
 
2013-04-22 09:34:56 AM
Here's video of a DJ dropping an on-air obscenity on his first day on the job. Amazingly, he'd been fired from a previous job for doing the same thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKF8YxWWhI4&sns=em
 
2013-04-22 09:37:50 AM
The FCC is OK with David Ortiz's expletive.  The FCC is typically NOT OK with dumbass weekend anchors who should presumably know better.
 
2013-04-22 09:55:54 AM
Maybe they didn't know he was used to being from, you know, the East Coast, because they were US Americans without such as maps.
 
2013-04-22 09:56:43 AM
AHHAHHHHAHAHAAAAA

Didn't you learn anything in college, son?
There are two key rules,
/Never swear near a microphone
//Find out what your camera human drinks for beer and takes their coffee.
 
2013-04-22 10:40:37 AM

Matthew Keene: The FCC is usually very forgiving if steps are taken that it not happen again. Like firing the offending employee. That being said, CSB. In the late 70s, I was on the air at a major station in Cincinnati doing an early Saturday shift. The station, trying to be like CKLW, did news at 5 before the hour. ABC Network had a tendency to do feeds off the line of Paul Harvey for playback later. One feed was at 6:50am if I recall, and was the responsibility of the news guy to record for playback. In getting ready to hit the air, he forgot to roll tape. He discovered this fact at shortly after 7am. In frustration, he storms out of the news booth, and into the main studio just as the red light above the door came on for my 7:03 between the records segway. Before I'd gotten a word out, clear as a bell from the newsguy's mouth came 'This motherfarking taping shiat has got to stop.' I didn't say a word. Closed the mic as the record came up. He wanted to apologize on the air, but I talked him out of it, because the listeners at that hour on a Saturday are usually in bed, hungover, or still drunk, and can't be sure of what they heard. Never got a call, and nothing ever came of it.


Did you have a nerdy news guy, a lecherous salesman, and a hot receptionist?
 
2013-04-22 10:45:17 AM

PeterFormaini: I have a feeling that the FCC is NOT going to be as forgiving of this violation as they were of. The one from the ba seball game in Biston this past weekend!!


Huh?
 
2013-04-22 10:48:05 AM
dude's wearing a three button suit. Fire him.
 
2013-04-22 10:49:05 AM
A.J. Clemente  @ClementeAJ
I just want to say that I did not say the word gay, I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.Expand


Wow.. farking wow...
 
2013-04-22 10:54:30 AM

FrancoFile: Matthew Keene: The FCC is usually very forgiving if steps are taken that it not happen again. Like firing the offending employee. That being said, CSB. In the late 70s, I was on the air at a major station in Cincinnati doing an early Saturday shift. The station, trying to be like CKLW, did news at 5 before the hour. ABC Network had a tendency to do feeds off the line of Paul Harvey for playback later. One feed was at 6:50am if I recall, and was the responsibility of the news guy to record for playback. In getting ready to hit the air, he forgot to roll tape. He discovered this fact at shortly after 7am. In frustration, he storms out of the news booth, and into the main studio just as the red light above the door came on for my 7:03 between the records segway. Before I'd gotten a word out, clear as a bell from the newsguy's mouth came 'This motherfarking taping shiat has got to stop.' I didn't say a word. Closed the mic as the record came up. He wanted to apologize on the air, but I talked him out of it, because the listeners at that hour on a Saturday are usually in bed, hungover, or still drunk, and can't be sure of what they heard. Never got a call, and nothing ever came of it.

Did you have a nerdy news guy, a lecherous salesman, and a hot receptionist?


I know that station!  Sure the receptionist is hot, but who you really want to get to know (ifyaknowwhatimean) is the nerdy girl that sometimes does the news and other odd jobs around the place.
 
2013-04-22 11:03:36 AM

styckx: A.J. Clemente  @ClementeAJ
I just want to say that I did not say the word gay, I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.Expand

Wow.. farking wow...


I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially if there actually was a news story about the runner scheduled for that broadcast (I don't know if there was or not).

Cursing on the air? It's dumb, but anyone might accidentally do that, and he was new and probably nervous as hell. It's forgivable, especially if he takes responsibility and apologizes for it-essentially, play the "I'm a dumbass" card. But using "gay" as a pejorative? That's a straight up career-limiting move right there. He would never live that down.
 
2013-04-22 11:05:15 AM
I'd maybe give him the benefit of the doubt, if he wasn't so awful in just introducing himself.   I know a station in middle of nowhere Dakota doesn't have a lot of choices for where to get on-air talent, but, sheesh, his intro of himself is almost as cringe-worthy as the infamous college TV weather guy.  Did they even put him in front of a camera to see how he'd do?
 
2013-04-22 11:07:15 AM

Mad Scientist: Ah, minor market live TV.  There's nothing funnier than poor production values.


Well there's always the poor.  amirite
 
2013-04-22 11:10:36 AM
One of the very first things they taught us in the broadcasting part of my AV/Production course in college was to always assume every mic and camera was live and act accordingly.

I guess they don't teach that at West Virginia University.
 
2013-04-22 11:13:19 AM

styckx: A.J. Clemente  @ClementeAJ
I just want to say that I did not say the word gay, I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.Expand

Wow.. farking wow...



Yeah, and Paris Hilton deserves an Oscar and a BAFTA for her impressive filmography.
 
2013-04-22 11:15:11 AM

Grumpy Cat: PeterFormaini: I have a feeling that the FCC is NOT going to be as forgiving of this violation as they were of. The one from the ba seball game in Biston this past weekend!!

Huh?

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22111633/david-ort iz -uses-choice-word-during-pregame-speech
 
2013-04-22 11:16:37 AM
Little pretty miss prissy boy whining about gay shiat, imagine that.
First day on the job and you show what a stupid ass you are.
 
2013-04-22 11:18:02 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: he looks like a cocaine head


That's what I was thinking.  He looks all fidgety and weirded out.  Also, rapey frat boy comment from up thread.
 
2013-04-22 11:22:26 AM
After a few rewatches, I'll buy that he didn't say "gay". But he did say "farking shiat".

And his name is "A [dot] J [no dot?]"?
 
2013-04-22 11:24:34 AM

GuidoDelConfuso: But using "gay" as a pejorative? That's a straight up career-limiting move right there. He would never live that down.


That could be career-limiting, which is a little odd given the 'gay' remark was the FCC-legal portion of the comment.  It could also be a career-launching move.  Even pro-gay people like me find some of our  social engineering attempts to be a little queer.
 
2013-04-22 11:24:48 AM

Ecobuckeye: After a few rewatches, I'll buy that he didn't say "gay". But he did say "farking shiat".

And his name is "A [dot] J [no dot?]"?


of coruse he said Gay!!
i heard it with my own two bunny ears!!
 
2013-04-22 11:33:10 AM
When I was in broadcast school, our instructors made it clear that if they heard ANY foul language from us (even if we were out of school), they'd flunk us out of the entire course immediately. Afterwards, at all the stations I worked at, NOBODY cussed at work. We saved it up for happy hour later when we were at the bar and far away from the mike.

At the last radio station I worked with, the owner hired all never-worked-in-radio people as admin staff. It took forever to train them NOT to walk into the studio when the "on air" light was on. No, not even if you're really quiet. Do not open that door.
 
2013-04-22 11:37:55 AM

Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 185x145]


This x 2
 
2013-04-22 11:39:52 AM
Grumpy Cat: PeterFormaini: I have a feeling that the FCC is NOT going to be as forgiving of this violation as they were of. The one from the ba seball game in Biston this past weekend!!

Huh?
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22111633/david-ort iz -uses-choice-word-during-pregame-speech

Yeah. I got that. I was making fun of the grammar and the spelling of Boston.
 
2013-04-22 11:45:32 AM

GuidoDelConfuso: styckx: A.J. Clemente  @ClementeAJ
I just want to say that I did not say the word gay, I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.Expand

Wow.. farking wow...

I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially if there actually was a news story about the runner scheduled for that broadcast (I don't know if there was or not).

Cursing on the air? It's dumb, but anyone might accidentally do that, and he was new and probably nervous as hell. It's forgivable, especially if he takes responsibility and apologizes for it-essentially, play the "I'm a dumbass" card. But using "gay" as a pejorative? That's a straight up career-limiting move right there. He would never live that down.


I really do believe that he was sounding-out Tsegaye. If you'll give it another listen, after she begins talking, you hear him "sss" "sss". He's clearly sounding it out and the mic turned on at  just the wrong time. Douchy frat guy notwithstanding.
 
2013-04-22 11:46:25 AM
Also, he has now been fired, FWIW.
 
2013-04-22 11:49:07 AM
 
2013-04-22 11:57:51 AM
https://twitter.com/ClementeAJ

Gotta love his twitter feed:  he goes from --

--we all make mistakes  11hours ago
--I was trying to pronounce London marathon winner's name  9 hours ago
--I would never disrespect, I am sorry  7 hours ago
--I have been let go 18 minutes ago
--rookie mistake, I'm a free agent, wish I didn't trip over my "freaking shoes"  ha ha 14 minutes ago
 
2013-04-22 12:00:08 PM
So whats his second carer choice?
 
2013-04-22 12:00:25 PM
Where do you go from here? Yukon Territory?
 
2013-04-22 12:02:43 PM
ninjamonkey.us
 
2013-04-22 12:04:20 PM
I sort of buy that he was trying to pronounce the name.  Usually when the frat boyz say "gay farking shiat", it is almost like one word.  That is some gayfarkingshiat right there.  He has a long pause between Gay and "FarkingShiat".

But his is still and idiot for not being aware of his surroundings of his chosen profession.  The other anchor was looking at the camera and ready and he was not.  Dumbfark was still mumbling to himself over the cards.   On the bright side, he has more time to hang with the bros and talk about his apparent real passion, televised sport (judging from twitter).
 
2013-04-22 12:05:09 PM

Grumpy Cat: Grumpy Cat: PeterFormaini: I have a feeling that the FCC is NOT going to be as forgiving of this violation as they were of. The one from the ba seball game in Biston this past weekend!!

Huh?
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22111633/david-ort iz -uses-choice-word-during-pregame-speech

Yeah. I got that. I was making fun of the grammar and the spelling of Boston

Oh, sorry!! I thought you missed the classic comment from Fenway!! :D

 
2013-04-22 12:14:07 PM

PeterFormaini: Grumpy Cat: Grumpy Cat: PeterFormaini: I have a feeling that the FCC is NOT going to be as forgiving of this violation as they were of. The one from the ba seball game in Biston this past weekend!!

Huh?
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22111633/david-ort iz -uses-choice-word-during-pregame-speech

Yeah. I got that. I was making fun of the grammar and the spelling of Boston

Oh, sorry!! I thought you missed the classic comment from Fenway!! :D

No worries. Just having a laugh.
 
2013-04-22 12:16:11 PM

ogle5431: Apos: His more experienced(?) co-anchor seemed far more nervous, but she at least had the presence of mind to not utter a stream of expletives on the air.

She looks nervous, but I thought it was because she probably saw them on the monitors and heard him cussing.  To me it looked like she knew all of it was being aired and just didn't know how to react.  I'd imagine someone with even five years of experience might get tripped up with something like that.  It's also local news, so professionalism isn't necessarily required.


Oh yeah, she knows that was aired and doesn't quite know exactly how to follow that. He obviously wasn't looking at the camera and probably didn't see the tally light come on.
 
2013-04-22 12:16:42 PM

Grumpy Cat: Where do you go from here? Yukon Territory?


Well, it is this station....  http://www.kfyrtv.com/

Which is Bismarck, ND... that ranks #152 as of the latest nielsen market size rankings (out of 210 markets):
http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/public%20factshee ts /tv/2012-2013%20DMA%20Ranks.pdf

Maybe some in the business would judge what  "lateral" vs. "up/down" move is.... I would say for example, being two places where I've lived, that Fort Wayne (#109) is a "step up" from Wausau, WI (#135), which, although the # of TV households isn't all that different, the difference in the metro area it is serving at its core is drastically different (Ft Wayne is about 300k, Wausau is maybe 100k).   So, seems like you could drop even another level "below" Bismarck, down to something like Marquette, MI or  Mankato, MN.   But, maybe pretty much everything south of 100th is pretty much considered "A" level.
 
2013-04-22 12:28:02 PM
My first night on the air (radio) in a small town in central PA, I dropped an F-bomb. The only call I got was from a friend of mine that wanted to know when they added that word to the lyrics of "Black Dog". The music director heard it but the program director never said a word.  I almost miss radio every now and then.
 
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