I apologize to the people who are covering Katrina seriously and to all of the people who are affected by it. I just got this from Xeni and I think it's priceless.
SHEPARD SMITH: You’re live on FOX News Channel, what are you doing?

MAN: Walking my dogs.

SMITH: Why are you still here? I’m just curious.

MAN: None of your fucking business.

SMITH: Oh that was a good answer, wasn’t it? That was live on international television. Thanks so much for that. You know we apologize.

Xeni in IM
Cool. I love that SOME people in america are not media whores! Privacy before publicity.

UPDATE: Another funny TV moment. A CNN weatherman loses his cool while covering Hurricane Katrina... via Metafilter

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The sacred and the profane.
The reporter-the initiate in the medium-considers the medium sacred. The dude walking his dog in a tropical storm doesn't give a shit (!). To him, the medium, and the message, is profane.

(profane -> vulgar -> vulgate)

Everything happens in cycles. Even media follow the Way.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

If some Hymietown (New York City) Jew monopoly media Hymiewood (Hollywood) entertainment combine shill ever sticks a mic and camera in my face...

Pectral -
Do you think that this whole storm thing might be a Zionist plot to make you look like an idiot? Could be...
Wheels within wheels, my friend.

>>"Couldn't have said it better myself."
I doubt you could have said it anywhere near as well, actually.

Very insightful, Boris. Whatever it is you're smokin', can you pass it my way? j/k

I think the man just saw the Fox logo on Smith's mic and responded appropriately. What about 7 second delay?

HAHA! Gapingvoid should do a little cartoon in honor of him.

The meteorologist I sympathise with. This is his big chance to explain the interesting and complex things going on in the atmosphere, when people will pay attention for a change, and the inane co-host is butting in and flaunting her ignorance at him.

Kevin Marks,
I cannot agree more with you. I am so damned tired of seeing a technical expert trying to inject some nuance or sophistication into the dicussion of something or another on US television news and seeing one of these empty suits just interrupting and interrupting with one stupid comment or question or another. They are actually rude.

I think the CNN bit is taken a little out of context. I saw it live the other day and it's clear that it was meant jokingly and that it was just part of the usual weatherman/anchor banter and joking that this guy is known for. The clip cuts off before that becomes more apparent.

I doubt that he actually got angry.

I saw it live the other day and it's clear that it was meant jokingly and that it was just part of the usual weatherman/anchor banter and joking that this guy is known for. The clip cuts off before that becomes more apparent.

I doubt that he actually got angry.

It wasn't an opportune or appropriate time to use expensive CNN airtime for a joke that isn't funny. And anyway, Jonathan Klein would voluntarily rub his face up against a belt-sander before he would approve such a stunt.

The whole bit came off as being pretty unprofessional, but um... yeah -- to me, the net-net is that the anchor was pretty damn annoying.

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