The Hazards of Live TV: #25,099

Not the smartest thing to come out of Greg Palkot’s mouth…

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22 Responses to “The Hazards of Live TV: #25,099”

  1. whitneymuse Says:

    have only two screens here; and one is FNC; the other is CNBC’s Kudlow…and, I own NWSC…news corp shares…and they aren’t doing so well, again. IMHO.

  2. Fire his ass!

  3. “Fire his ass!”

    ^Eh – Shep or Palkot?

  4. wheresthebeef09 Says:

    Fire EVERYONE on Fox!

  5. Joe pointed this out on a comment thread. I’m guessing he was the emailer.

    Palkot gets a break since he was practically beaten to death in Egypt.

  6. Uh, I don’t think that’s necessary, people. Reporters knowing when to turn off the glib-meter will do.

  7. whitneymuse Says:

    Oh man,
    Hannity is veering to his Jeremiah Wright coverage, again tonight..
    this Fox viewer will switch earlier than usual .

  8. Ooh, THAT’S why his name is familiar. Yeah, I’ll cut him some slack. It’s still an interesting Hazard of Live TV, but otherwise not worth much bother.

  9. whitneymuse Says:

    Dang,
    Hannity is more than pathetic tonight. going to force me to sell NWSA, tomorrow. …oh no, here comes Michelle Bachmann too.
    Yike…Where did NWSA close, today?…only down .1 % at the close today.
    not bad.

  10. whitneymuse Says:

    OK, that’s the turkey Palkot..(sic) that likes to say [FOXyuzz] as in europe…speaking of people on Fox slaughtering their pronunciation: Greta Vansusteren.

  11. Using a facetious comment to describe what is seemingly a pathetic response to a very serious situation is not the same as “making fun” of an earthquake tragedy. I don’t believe Mr. Palkot said anything wrong.. but I grew up in the UK.

  12. I never said Palkot was “making fun” of anything, and I don’t understand how you could construe I did. He used a standard “reporter’s pun” in a situation much too grave for one, and Shep politely apologized for his misstep.

    As a cable news viewer/afficionado, I found the live apology from one reporter for another much more interesting than the transgression itself.

  13. Yes, the apology was indeed much more interesting.

  14. lonestar77 Says:

    Good Lord, people are wound tight. Whooptie friggin’ do.

  15. I don’t think it was the smartest think Palkot said but it wasn’t that big a deal either. But Shep apologizing for it did elevate it a bit.

  16. lonestar77 Says:

    ^True. Shep turned nothing into almost something.

  17. -nothing or something-

    It’s both. Being an American raised in England, I find myself still having to learn how to listen in American English. To my ears, there are considerable regional/ethnic background differences in how Americans interpret some words, phrases, and even appropriateness of some forms of humour.

    Palkot is a native New Yorker who has spent significant time living in the UK and other European countries. So that “kitchen sink” remark probably sounded about right when he heard his inner voice first say it. Smith hails from from Mississippi, though, and would likely hear that same thing as being a touch inappropriate under the circumstances. Given that it was said on a national/world broadcast, he wasn’t wrong.

  18. I think it warranted the rather quiet apology Shep gave it. I noticed it before the apology, as in, “Wait, what’d he say?” It’s a standard “reporter’s pun”, used all the time to cleverly wrap up a segment. This one was ill-placed and timed, and initially struck me as the words of a lazy, self-involved reporter more concerned with their cleverness than the actual situation on the ground.

    After Josh pointed out Palkot was one of the guys beaten and threatened with death in Egypt, I reconsidered. The dude could use six months off, which, of course, he would refuse.

    In the end, it was a minor blip, handled quietly by Shep, and the only people who are talking about it are ICN’s and now J$’s minions. Thanks to yours truly, of course. You’re welcome.

  19. whitneymuse Says:

    Al ,

    Think you got it about right.

  20. What, now I have ‘minions’?!?

    Well, I guess that’s better than if you said I had ‘henchmen’.

  21. Dollar’s Army.

  22. whitneymuse Says:

    Guess that’s why the last Salary data I thought I had on Shep was $7 million USD/year…and that was ~two years ago…
    Anyone know how to spell I-N-F-Lation?
    This is setting up for commodity inflation oh wa is us. but how long will the masses, us, take it?

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