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The Hazards of Live TV: #25,143

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on August 19, 2015 by icn2

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Math was never my strong suit. Apparently that’s something I share in common with FBN…

The Hazards of Being Eric Bolling: #25,142

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on August 12, 2015 by icn2

Well, leave it to Eric Bolling to figure out a way to skirt FNC’s quasi-ban on talking about Trump’s Megyn Kelly remarks to Don Lemon on CNN by using them as an analogy to something completely different. I must say the reaction shots by Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle are priceless.

What’s the over/under that Bolling got a talking to?

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,141

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on July 16, 2015 by icn2

It’s a two-fer…

This… (If you have Chrome do note what your tab says Mediaite wrote)

During its coverage of the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tenn., Fox News falsely reported that an ISIS account had tweeted about the attack just as it was starting.

(snip)

But that’s because whoever made the screengrab was in a different time zone. Looking at the original tweet while logged into an Eastern time-set account reveals that it was actually made hours after the attack:

I’m a little surprised FNC hasn’t put out a correction by now, if Mediaite has got this timeline thing nailed down cold.

Update (9pm PST): Mediaite still hasn’t updated their story but FNC did subsequently note the timezone discrepancy later on in the 6pm ET hour.

and this

MSNBC terrorism analyst: there’s “no evidence” attacks connected to terrorism.
Honest. He said that.

I am curious about when the analyst said that as that could influence how that statement should be viewed. Though I have to admit that terrorism was the first thing that leapt into my head when I heard about this.

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,140

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on July 13, 2015 by icn2

Well this was predictable. If FNC is smart it won’t bother trying other hosts for the fifth slot and just ink Rivera right now. Sure, it’ll be train wreck TV but it will generate eyeballs and in the end that’s what POV programming is really all about, isn’t it?

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,139

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on June 27, 2015 by icn2

Breaking News: CNN conflates ISIS with Dildos and Butt Plugs. Don Lemon should be able to get at least a 2 hour special out of this…

In this clip, a CNN anchor and editor fail to recognize that what they have identified as an “ISIS flag” is actually a flag of dildos and butt plugs, rendered in the style of ISIS.

“If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic,” CNN’s Lucy Pawle admits. “In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag.” Heh.

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,138

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on June 13, 2015 by icn2

NewsBusters’ Tim Graham writes about something Fredricka Whitfield said today she probably wishes she hadn’t now…

During a discussion on the Dallas Police headquarters shooting on Saturday afternoon, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield bizarrely referred to the shooter’s actions as “very courageous and brave,” before adding “crazy as well.” It happened at 1:10 PM Eastern time

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,137

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on June 9, 2015 by icn2

Well okay the graphics department at CNN screwed up by pasting the words “New York” on top of Pennsylvania. But I file this kind of HOLTV under the heading “S*** happens”. I don’t go on to (gleefully) rub it in by listing other CNN graphical “blasts from the past” like NewsBusters did today.

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