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TIMEOUT

It’s been four weeks….feels like six months. Time for kicking back a little and enjoying the best of March’s worst. Enjoy

GEOGRAPHY GAFFE

We were always amazed from the calls that came in with young voices on the other end from the New York Office not knowing geography out West. Such was the case earlier this week ...

BREAK TIME

The weekend is upon us, so it’s time to kick back, pop a brew and enjoy some interviews that didn’t come off exactly as planned.

NEW LICENSE PLATE PLEASE

What are the odds? WOOD (NBC) reporter Lynsey Mukomel took to Twitter on Friday to marvel at the new license plate she got from the Michigan Secretary of State. It was no vanity plate: ...

YOU NEED THIS….

Over the next couple of weeks, you will be swamped with self-important, barely enlightening “best of/worst of” lists. This is the only one that matters. Enjoy  

TRICK OR TREAT (CONT’D)

As you anxiously await the arrival of the little goblins Thursday, candy bowl at the ready, sit back and enjoy another installment of some hilarious Halloween horrors.

OOPS

ABC News apologized Monday for mistakenly running a video that apparently was taken at a gun range in Kentucky with a report about Turkish attacks in northern Syria. “We’ve taken down video that aired ...

SCARY, BUT FUNNY

We’ve still got a way to go ‘til Halloween, but not far enough away to keep us from bringing some of the day’s best of the worst as adults and tv newsrooms continue to ...

END OF SUMMER BREAK

Of course this is a relatively quiet week, Dorian notwithstanding. So the time is right to kick back and enjoy the best of the worst from last month.

PUT THE PHONE DOWN

WXXV‘s Jeff Haeger got caught on air twiddling with his phone after a package ended. The FOX/NBC/CW combo anchor in Gulfport Mississippi was a good sport about it. The risk you run texting about ...

THE APOLOGY TOUR, GMA EDITION

“Good Morning America’s” Lara Spencer had some bowing and scraping to do after she appeared to mock Britain’s little Prince George for taking ballet lessons. Via Instagram on Friday: “My sincere apologies for an ...

OH NORAH!!!

Does she or doesn’t she? It appears one of those “hot mic” moments befell “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell Tuesday night. During a segment on the sexual harassment accusations lodged against opera star ...

OOPS

Brahm Resnik, a political anchor and reporter for KPNX (NBC), has apologized for a tweet he posted over the weekend in which he drew comparisons between an Arizona Republican Party tweet and a Nazi ...

TECHNOLOGY…SUCH A HEADACHE

Technological hassles created some severe headaches for those of us here at NewsBlues International Headquarters in the past couple of days, with missed and delayed deadlines. We apologize and want you to know that ...

THE SCRIPT SAID ONE-SHOT

Well, this is one of those times that either the Director didn’t punch up the talent correctly after the show open or an anchor is just too comfortable on the set and yes it’s ...

NORTH KOREA DUPES NBC

An NBC News Anchor was reportedly duped by North Korean propaganda after he delivered an upbeat news report from a ghost town in the secretive state that had been transformed into a ’busy’ ski ...

SPEAKING OF WFAA

This little gem popped up on-air at WFAA (ABC) Wednesday. Closed Captioning strikes again. Closed captioning hates me and strikes again… I said, the storms that created the “haboob will bring us a chance ...

HOW BIG IS THAT GATOR?

Sometimes when you are writing a script it pays to read it aloud. That was a tip passed on early to this reporter and is one we hope you do everyday. Here is a ...

IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT #100

Rain wasn’t the only thing casting a pall over the Tulsa, OK morning commute Tuesday. Chase Thompson was doing the morning traffic report on Cox-owned KOKI, when an unscheduled ad lib occurred. Check it ...

UMMMM….

No…we don’t think that really is Sri Lanka. Just one of those switching errors that, thanks to the damned Internet and folks like us, will live on forever. It was SUPPOSED to be a ...

ARRESTED TWICE IN AS MANY DAYS

 A former Utah news anchor was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol twice in two days.   Police say 57-year-old Hope Woodside, was arrested on March 29 after dispatch received a call ...

MARCH BLOOPERS

Speaking of Bloggers, one of our favorites and an all around nice guy, Houston’s Mike Mcguff has been on vacation. He’s returned though and released this treasure trove of bloopers from last month. Be ...

WELL, WE THOUGHT SHE DIED

The crew of “Fox & Friends” apologized on air Monday after accidentally running a graphic announcing that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. “We need to apologize,” Steve Doocy said moments later. “A technical ...

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE

You didn’t really think there were ONLY those foul-ups, flubs and clinkers we showed you the day we came back? There’s more where that came from, and here they are You’re welcome.

WHEN HANDED LEMON’S MAKE LEMONADE

Imagine this: you are hanging out with your friends, enjoying a drink on New Year’s Eve and you see your college girlfriend in the crowd. Awkward. Now imagine you start waving to your ex-girlfriend ...

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

They say if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen, but what happens when the heat comes flying towards you live on TV? Check out what happened to this Pakistani broadcaster ...

TV ANCHOR HAS OOPS MOMENT

One thing you are always told when you venture to the Anchor desk is to be careful, the mic’s catch everything. That was certainly the case when a Swedish Anchor was signing off last ...

MSNBC MISFIRES

Over at MSNBC, a little technical error got a lot of attention. MSNBC accidentally aired the results of Florida’s gubernatorial a race, as Deadline put it, “a wee bit too early” — the night ...

SPEAKING OF SPECTRUM

A white woman in North Carolina is out of a $125,000-a-year job after being caught on camera berating a black neighbor, telling the woman, “I’m white and I’m hot, so what are you doing ...

MEANWHILE, ACROSS THE POND

British morning news show, “This Morning,” had quite the mishap as it celebrated its 30th anniversary on Oct. 3. Reporter Alison Hammond was at the show’s classic floating weather map in the Liverpool docks ...

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

Our sources reported a rather goofy gaffe that happened at the end of last week when the Lonestar Emmy organization, which had been spilling hints and sneak previews of its nominees over the previous ...

STILL OFF THE AIR

Update out of California: we reported Wednesday that veteran KESQ (CBS) Palm Spring news anchor Kris Long was off the air after drawing public backlash— and support — following a 400-word Facebook post defending Supreme Court nominee ...

WOW JUST WOW

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) issued an apology on Sunday after a host at the group’s convention over the weekend referred to some attendees as “things and its.”  WSYX (ABC) Columbus, Ohio weatherman ...

REPORTER FACES JAIL TIME

The contempt of court case surrounding a former KWWL (NBC) reporter continues. Last week a district court judge in Des Moines Iowa declined to throw out a contempt complaint lodged against a former TV ...

DALLAS ANCHOR APOLOGY

WFAA (ABC) Dallas, Texas Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre found herself in a bit of hot water after laughing off-camera while her co-anchor read a piece about Snapchat apologizing over mislabeling New York City as “Jewtropolis.” ...

FOX ANCHOR TRIGGERS DANISH OUTRAGE

A Fox Business anchor is back-pedaling and “clarifying” statements that insulted a foreign country and, surprise!, it’s not Lou “Get the Hell Offa My Lawn” Dobbs. Trish Regan drew Danish ire for a broadcast ...

SOMEONE MISSES CBS NEWSPATH

A sharp-eyed NewsBlueser sent this one along: Wednesday night night on the “CBS Evening News” reporter Nikki Battiste was identified in the chyron as being with  “CBS Newspath” as opposed to just “CBS News.” ...