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The Hazards of Live TV: #25,135

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on May 4, 2015 by icn2

Uh…not good.

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith apologized Monday afternoon, after a Fox News producer reported witnessing police in Baltimore chasing a man–who may have been unarmed–and then seeming to shoot him. Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin also described witnessing a handgun on the ground and hearing a gunshot at the scene. But there was no shooting. “Sounds like what happened is we screwed up,” said Smith.

Update: Johnny Dollar has video of one of the “eyewitness” reports…

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,134

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on April 29, 2015 by icn2

I’m late to this but it couldn’t be helped. Yesterday Brooke Baldwin put her foot in it pretty good when making some commentary on the Baltimore situation. NewsBusters’ Curtis Houck wrote it up

While speaking with Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings (Md.), Baldwin recalled a conversation with a Baltimore City councilman about police officers not living “in the communities” they represent when she remarked that: “I love our nation’s veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they’re ready to do battle.”

You can guess what happened next. Later on in the day Baldwin apologized.

I am sorry for what I said earlier about veterans. It was wrong and I apologize to anyone who was hurt by my comments.

Will there be an on air apology though?

Update: Yes, there was an on air apology. Baldwin didn’t wait the hours until her show aired. She came on New Day. (via CNN Observations)

The Hazards of LiveTV: #25,133

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on March 25, 2015 by icn2

Ugh…POV analysis run amok

During a Now w/ Alex Wagner conversation about GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s statement that he became a country music fan directly after 9/11, guest Jamilah Lemieux opened up the conversation with this remark: “Nothing says ‘Let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music, fresh from Lynchburg, Virginia. Someone who obviously does not want to be a polarizing candidate, he wants to bring people together, I mean — really? That’s absurd.”

While co-panelists Joan Walsh and Michael Steele could be heard laughing at Lemieux’s remark, guest-host Melber responded: “Well, I mean there’s plenty of country music that doesn’t have that message, right?”

A few segments later, Melber appeared on-air with an apology: “We have a programming note. A few minutes ago on this show, a guest made a comment about country music. That comment was not appropriate, and we want to be clear this network does not condone it.”

The Hazards of Being Don Lemon: #25,132

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

Open Mouth, Drop BS-Bomb

I say: Yeah, Don regularly makes regrettable gaffes. This, however, wasn’t one of them. He was quoting O’Reilly, and it’s not like it was during daytime programming. Grow up and move on, folks.

To quote Don Lemon…BULLSHIT!

Lemon had a choice…the same choice news anchors and news organizations have everywhere…to bleep or not to bleep. He could have quoted O’Reilly and then stated that he wasn’t going to use the word O’Reilly did. That’s something most anchors -those who don’t check put their brain into idle when the lights go on – do. But not Don Lemon. Add this to the growing list of Lemon embarrassments.

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,231

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on January 22, 2015 by icn2

Davos booking wars spill over to FBN’s air…

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,230

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on January 21, 2015 by icn2

Dream on…

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,229

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on January 11, 2015 by icn2

This defies description. Emerson has already apologized and I believe his sincerity in the matter…

You may quote me on this as I will be posting this and taking out an ad in a Birmingham paper. I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry. My comments about Birmingham were totally in error. And I am issuing an apology and correction on my website immediately for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham. I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources because I should have been much more careful. There was no excuse for making this mistake and I owe an apology to every resident of Birmingham. I am not going to make any excuses. I made an inexcusable error. And I am obligated to openly acknowledge that mistake.


PS. I intend to make a donation to a Birmingham charity.

What’s going to have everyone wondering is where exactly Emerson got his totally incorrect information from…

What’s the over/under on Emerson appearing on FNC again?


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