I'm gonna vent, and it may come over as sounding like a grumpy old man....and you'd be right.
By now you've probably heard of the "MENSA student" who, in his first time as a Weekend TV Anchor in Bismark, North Dakota, did a major no no for the broadcast industry by saying the F word on live TV, which SORT of sounds like fudge.
"Only he didn't say fudge";
"He said THE word";
"The BIG one";
"The Queen Mother Of All Dirty Words";
"The F--- word!" (Thanks to "A Christmas Story") Here's the Holiday Classic clip, click on the movie title to view.
No, he said THIS! (Warning, dirty words, click on the capital letters)
Now, he's not the first broadcaster to accidentally say nasty words.
I myself have been caught before, and it's a black mark on my career....funny as it sounded when it happened.
I was fortunate to keep my job after the incident.
What's irritating me?
Sitting in the News Room today, and seeing this fine example of one of the things wrong with broadcasting SHILLING HIMSELF on National TV!
He was on the Today Show.
He was on the Kelly and What's His Name Show.
He'll probably be on The View!
With luck he'll replace John King on CNN!
Somewhere, George Carlin is smiling...
And probably thinking; he's got five more words to go.