One of BBC’s most infamous blunders happened in 2006. One of its news shows was supposed to interview a tech expert named Guy Kewney about a lawsuit involving Apple and the Beatles. Instead, they went live with Guy Goma, who was there for a job interview.
Back in 2002, a Swedish newscast was interviewing an emergency response worker about a dangerous curve in a road, when a car proves their point on live TV. At least they were there to help out the instant it happened.
(NSFW: Language) May 2014 was a banner month for television journalism, as is evidenced by NewsBeFunny’s compilation of crazy moments during news broadcasts. Do these guys all have their minds in the gutter, or is it just us?
The ordinarily sober BBC News gave viewers a laugh when news anchor Simon McCoy started his show holding a pack of bond paper, having mistaken it for his iPad. Makes you wonder why he needs an iPad in the first place.
Sky Sports news reporter Nick Collins has a pretty simple job – stand in front of a camera and speak. Well, he’s got at least one of those skills nailed. We’re just impressed that the anchorman kept a straight face.
(NSFW: Language) It’s always amusing to us when we see someone flub some line or do something they shouldn’t be doing on live television. This compilation of international live news fails does the trick. (Thanks Dylan!)
A bottle of vodka heats up dramatically when sun streaming through the windows is magnified by its glass, eventually lighting all adjacent bottles and a cardboard display ablaze.
A weather forecaster explains the storm track of the impending tropical storm John. Unfortunately, he doesn’t quite realize that he’s also got a massive, exploding on-air boner. Juvenile, we know.
For some reason news channels find hurricanes irresistible. They keep making reporters suffer just to state the obvious: the weather is bad and only crazy people are out.
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