Sunday, December 03, 2006

Were These People Drunk?

Choose your favorite WOWT blunder from Saturday's broadcasts. Vote by posting in Comments section.

(A) Reporter Maniko Barthalemy calls horticulture expert John Fech "Jim."
(B) Title super'd over Barthalemy's 10 p.m. story reads "Mission Need Donations."
(C) Graphic quoting from Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's press release says a defendant "prayed on the patriotism and emotions of Nebraska veterans." (The press release on the AG's site correctly spells the word preyed.)
(D) At the opening of the 10 p.m. newscast, milktoast anchor Paul Baltes can't decide which camera he's supposed to be looking at.

Let that be a lesson to you aspiring broadcasters: attention to detail is not a prerequisite for a career on TV.

16 comments:

King Vernon said...

My final answer is A. To not know your co-worker's name is pretty bad.

B & D happens all the time.
C they wouldn't have been a blunder on WOW's part.

Tóózy said...

I vote for none of the above. WOWT's biggest blunder was allowing the 10 o'clock news to go on the air without adult supervision.

Joe Swank said...

Here's a blunder from Action 3rd News. CT Thonklin (I thought his name was Charles - What is this some hip new Action thing - whats next G. Peterson Big Mama Ward and Lone Justice - well thats another rant) Anyways Charles was doing his morining weather on Wed saying the high was 23 or so and all the time the scroll at the bottom had the highs for the area at 59. Obviously he hadnt updated the scroll since Tuesday when it was that warm. Heres some "Breaking News for you Charles" I believe that is part of your job. What you didnt have time because of the impending doom and gloom?

kookiejar said...

Here's one from this very morning (Monday). WOWT (of course). The scroll started out a story about the Salvation Army's volunteer shortage thusly (and I swear, I'm not kidding)..."Well, the Salvation Army is looking for more bell ringers..."

I just sat there with my mouth open, Grape Nuts half chewed (sorry for the visual), "Well?" I asked out loud. "Well?" It was like the scroll was suddenly Uncle Jessie from "The Dukes of Hazzard". Un-fracking-real.

kingofthestupidpeople said...

You forgot one of my favorites. An OTS that read "GUNSHOT RECOVERED" while Paul was talking about the high speed chase idiot from last week. I was wondering how OPD recovered all the little BBs that comes out of a shotgun when it's fired when it hit me, they must mean SHOTGUN RECOVERED.

I would be embarrassed if I had anything to do with that show.

justthefacts said...

Maybe Fubar was drunk Sunday night when she taped her story on the new reception hall opening in Benson. When referring to the previous occupant of the space, she pronounced the name of the club as "CAR-tee-er", instead of "car-tee-AY" (rhymes with hay). The name of the new reception hall is "Claiborne Centre". According to Fubar, it's the "Claiborne Cen-tree".

I wish someone at 7 would just admit that she is either sleeping with the boss or knows where the bodies are buried.

joeygrisgris said...

After all the blunders, and all the criticism we level at her, all I can say is........Fubar must look damn good with no clothes on to keep her gig.

Obbop said...

justthefacts made me giggle with glee.

Well, more than giggle.... laugh uproariously with raw passionate unadulterated delght......

to the point I wet myself.

kingofthestupidpeople said...

Sad part is, Fubar got the pronunciation of Centre right. According to the new owner, that's how he wants it pronounced. Guess it makes him feel more upscale at 65th and Ames.

Tóózy said...

Anyone notice when Murrell announced a street closure between "eff'n C streets" this morning. Might need a refresher on enunciation....

Back to WOWT, somebody get Mallory Maddox to a hair dresser quick, with that comb back she's sporting, she is beginning to look a lot like a Golden Lion Tamarin.
link provided: Mallory

gomath02 said...

Has anyone caught the WOWT story about the little old lady that couldn't get a state ID, but the personnel at the courthouse couldn't give her anything but a drivers license?

I heard it first two days ago. Is there really that little going on in Omaha? There's gotta be a robbery or a carjacking or a shooting going on SOMEWHERE! I'm watching the 11:30 newscast on Wednesday, 12-6, the first airing of this story was no later than Monday night, 12-4. To be honest, this whole newscast is recycled from last night. Something had to have happened overnight.

If not, I can come up there and start some ruckus.

Jess said...

I'm with King loved the "gunshot recovered " scroll....mainly because it took me a litle bit to get it...

Gomath if you do come up ...could you make it a LONG high speed chase...and stroll over by my house so I can stand outside and watch and be on t.v. ...that'd be great.

gomath02 said...

Jess - sure, I'll just weave the streets of O-town, that way I'll be sure to get you.

And people say it's just small towns that are boring....

gerrishnut said...

Jana has the work schedule of a beauty queen. I bet she gets up at 2am, does some cardio (she does have the best body on Omaha TV), Gets the the station for makeup at 4:15 for makeup, she does her 30 second traffic bit 5 times during the first hour, than turns the reins over to Todd. Life must be tough.

InLoveWithFubar said...

Jana Murrel, the best bod on TV? No way. It's hands down Farrah Fazal. That cute smile. That adorable body. The twinkle in her eyes. Don't you all know she's just yanking you by making the occasional gaffe, just to make sure you're paying attention? My only question is how Omaha lucked into a news goddess such as her. Farrah....if you read this...call me, babe. Lunch is on me.

Obbop said...

This is getting old quickly....

Reading InLoveWithFubar and his/her/its passion for the Fubar unit I, the Mighty Obbop, commenced laughing uproariously until........

sigh.

Wet myself again.

Darn.

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