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The Hazards of Live TV: 25,226

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on September 18, 2014 by icn2

Oh dear. Math was never my strong suit. Apparently I’m not alone

The Hazards of Taped TV: #25,225

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on August 10, 2014 by icn2


It’s one thing to have an “R/D” switcheroo on cable news. Those segments go out live and mistakes happen. But for a taped segment airing on NBC Nightly News, someone should have caught this prior to air.

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,224

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on August 5, 2014 by icn2

Ugh…this is really bad. I cannot dodge, explain away, or otherwise try to mitigate this. It’s baaaad.

MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing claimed President Barack Obama’s keen interest in this week’s African leadership summit stems from the fact that “he’s from Kenya” — an assertion that took over ten minutes for her to reverse.

Jansing spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the ongoing meeting of American and African leaders in Washington D.C. “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background,” Reid said.

“Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing replied breezily. “And the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African continent that he would do great things for them.”

The reporter realized her misstatement about ten minutes later. “Yeah, and — and just obviously to clarify, I misspoke at the top — before,” she said. “It is obviously the president’s father who is from Kenya. And you clarified that.”

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,223

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on July 17, 2014 by icn2

It’s well documented that networks during breaking news events don’t always vet their sources properly…especially when “eyewitness” phone ins are concerned. Well, it happened to MSNBC today as The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple writes

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,222

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on July 2, 2014 by icn2

Not so subliminal messaging

MSNBC tells us a bad template was hidden in the automated ticker. The graphics team has since corrected it.

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,221

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on June 2, 2014 by icn2

Wellp, this is pretty bad. You show a picture of a doppleganger as the person who died? Ugh. I will say, having watched the segment, it seemed to appear like the MSNBC control room caught the error while Jansing was doing the V.O. and cut back to her. The obvious question is what idiot cued that B-Roll up in the first place? I bet they were under 40…

The Hazards of Live TV: 25,220

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on May 23, 2014 by icn2

Type much?

Yeah…the first thought that lept into my head was this was some sort of play on Ed Schultz’s name…


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