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John Oliver’s Retractions

John Oliver’s Retractions

(PG-13: Language) While Last Week Tonight tries to be accurate and truthful with their stories, John Oliver and his research crew are only human, and from time to time, they make mistakes. So with that in mind, John is here to apologize for some of his erroneous reporting.

Kids in the News

Kids in the News

While in the middle of a very serious interview on BBC World News, a commentator’s kids busted into into the room, turning a normally cold and dull newscast into something much more entertaining. The part where his wife tries to retrieve them is priceless. Mirror here.

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The Wrong Guy

The Wrong Guy

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.

Weird Arby’s Guy

Weird Arby’s Guy

“A look of elderly blood lust spread across her wrinkled face!” While this would have been even more amusing if the guy wasn’t edited into this news footage, we still got a good laugh out his description of the carnage that occurred when a woman drove her car into an Arby’s.

2015 News Bloopers

2015 News Bloopers

(PG-13: Language) NewsBeFunny compiles the numerous Freudian slips, inappropriate jokes and other funny moments from this year’s live TV news. Who on earth thought that axe-throwing contest was a good idea?

Pretend Under Pressure

Pretend Under Pressure

YouTuber Ceri Dyke shares this awkward moment at the end of a BBC Sportsday broadcast. The anchor didn’t seem to know what to do as his show ended. The cameraman, bless his heart, gifts us the ensuing moment of insanity.

Crazy Hot Weather Forecast

Crazy Hot Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Cory McCloskey of FOX 10 Phoenix does a brilliant job keeping his composure and rolling with the punches when his weather forecast map glitches out and indicates the worst heat wave this side of Mercury.

2014 News Bloopers

2014 News Bloopers

(NSFW: Language) NewsBeFunny presents the best of the worst that news networks had to offer this year. There’s a ton of cringe-inducing stuff in here: slips of the tongue, slips on the ice, stupid news and stupid anchors.

Split-Second Crash Response

Split-Second Crash Response

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.

Ebola News: US vs. UK

Ebola News: US vs. UK

BBC show Russell Howard’s Good News compares how US and UK news outlets covered the Ebola outbreak. To be fair, this is a humorous take on things. And so is the YouTube channel from which the hilarious rant was taken.

News Bloopers: August 2014

News Bloopers: August 2014

(NSFW: Language) NewsBeFunny gathered up some of the silliest, most inappropriate and uncomfortable things that happened on the news this past month. We still think that guy who threw the rave is Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

Traumatized Anchorman

Traumatized Anchorman

In this YouTube classic, a BBC anchorman seamlessly went from introducing himself to delivering the top story for the day, turning himself into a pitiful mashup of Ron Burgundy and Brick Tamland. Commas change everything.

News Bloopers: May 2014

News Bloopers: May 2014

(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?

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Low Budget NCAA Highlight

Low Budget NCAA Highlight

Gainesville, Florida news channel WCJB 20 wanted to report on the Florida Gators’ win over the Dayton Flyers during NCAA March Madness, but they didn’t have the rights to on court footage. So they reenacted the highlights.

January 2014 News Bloopers

January 2014 News Bloopers

(NSFW: Language) NewsBeFunny returns with another reel of on-air slip-ups, silly business and mishaps that happened on the news in the last month or so. Halle Berry has really let herself go. And the Chicago Cubs mascot too.

Is That the New iPad?

Is That the New iPad?

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.

The Bionic Chef

The Bionic Chef

Chef Eduardo Garcia lost his left hand and lower arm after an accident back in 2011. He recently had his left hand replaced with a high-tech bionic prosthesis which allows him to work in his kitchen once again. Original clip via KPTV.

How Not to Report the News

How Not to Report the News

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.

Anchor vs. Reporter

Anchor vs. Reporter

We think we’ve found the inspiration behind Bill Hader’s SNL character Herb Welch. The bespectacled reporter was interviewing two people regarding a small dispute. At around 0:50, another dispute erupts.

News Blooper Reel

News Blooper Reel

(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!)

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Weatherman Rap

Weatherman Rap

Nick Kosir isn’t just a weatherman, he’s a weather don. Watch him explain what he does to the tune of Make it Rain. He really needs to work on his swagger though. Right now he’s more Shy Ronnie than Weezy.

Natural Born Weatherman

Natural Born Weatherman

North Dakota’s Valley News Live invites kids to help report the weather. They were pleasantly surprised by William Hallman, who seems to have done his homework. Now he just needs to stop squinting.

Smash! Smash! Smash!

Smash! Smash! Smash!

(NSFW: Language) Kai the “home-free” hitchhiker went viral with his ebulient interview after he stopped a crazy driver from doing more harm. Of course, the Gregory Brothers made a song out of it.

Sunlight + Vodka Bottles

Sunlight + Vodka Bottles

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.

Tropical Storm John(son)

Tropical Storm John(son)

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.

Dead Man Will Recover

Dead Man Will Recover

Stop what you’re doing and listen to this news anchor. Did she just get anchormanned, or is this the greatest scoop of all time? Have we found the fountain of youth? Lazarus? Deadpool?

Hurricane Reporter Compilation

Hurricane Reporter Compilation

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.

No Canoodling for You

No Canoodling for You

An anchorman gets his advances shot down by the weather lady when he asks her if she’d be up for “canoodling” – clearly having no idea of the meaning of the word. Or maybe he does?

BBQ Chip Bandits

BBQ Chip Bandits

Vancouver’s newsmen and police force take a page out of The Colbert Report with a captivating tale of two inebriated students who did the unthinkable – unthinkable for Canadians, that is.

Apocalyptic Weather

Apocalyptic Weather

WTVR CBS 6 must have left residents laughing themselves silly with the world’s best worst weather forecast. This is the one time we’ll count on the weatherman being wrong.

DIY Sandstorm

DIY Sandstorm

A reporter who was sent to cover a sandstorm shows up late to the big event, so relies on a bit of last-minute improvization to prove he was there. Unfortunately, the camera doesn’t lie.

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