Passes it to the man...
OT: Worst News Anchor Debut EVAR
goes the dynamite has to be the worst in my opinion.
"The Man" but now at last, I've seen him!
That may be the shortest career ever.
And boom goes the unemployment
Well, It can only go up from there...that is if he still has a job..fuckin shit
Shit am i on the air???
"Fuckin Shit" - his on-air handle. Love it!
All that tanning and makeup for nothing.
Aaaand your career's over.
I wouldn't have known who had done the worse job. My god that was painful to watch.
I'm used to, um, you know, from being from, in, East Coast.
Does anybody outside of West Virginia consider West Virginia the East Coast?
Big 12 Conference
But nothing will ever come close to this:
Your post was labeled redundant! Haha!
Putting that distinguished West Virginia degree to good use i see..
That was awesome
his dance partner there was no virtuoso, either. Was this for real? He looked like an actor hired to play an anchor having a disaster on camera. But that's been done.
Right by Bismarck and I can verify that it was indeed....real!
In all fairness to that guy? Huh? Yeah, she got a little flustered, but I probably would too if I was on live TV with my partner talking like that. I give credit to her for not bursting out in laughter.
I actually feel bad for the guy. I mean, don't get me wrong, I don't see anything wrong with a good chuckle over it, but I'd hope he gets a second chance. I really don't blame either of them for being bumbling idiots after he dropped those words as his intro. She's obviously pretty young and new too. Don't think they taught how to handle that at Columbia.
And boom goes the dynamite.
Wow. Even the Boom Goes the Dynamite Guy thought that was awkward.
Definition of a FAIL!
And it is pretty clear that no one on this thread has been on-air before in the studio. The first time on camera is pretty touch and go for anyone.
Except this probably wasn't his first time on camera.
You're right; I've never been on air in a studio. But if I were, I think my number one goal would be to avoid making a complete idiot of myself. And that starts with not swearing loudly and being unable to form simple sentences about myself.
It would be nerve racking. That's why there is a plan..or a script. Cue cards. Teleprompter...the station either failed by not having the dude prepared, or...i don't know. Painful.
This is painful yet captivating to watch at the same time. Can't wait for the next broadcast
Mole! Bloody mole!
They actually did suspend this guy (HERE).
The very cool thing about the comments from locals, however, is that they are generally supportive and would like the station to give Mr. Clemente a shot at redemption.
Still, Deadspin posted his postmortem of the performance from Clemente's own Twitter (now disabled, it seems). He said, "It couldn't have gone any worse."
The picture won't post because quickmeme sucks ass.
I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany...
The reaction from the girl was priceless.
Yet another reason why I never pursued news broadcasting.
1. As someone who works on camera, I have to believe who ever hired this guy should be fired.
2. AJ's Twitter is now down. This dissapoints me.
3. I would send in my resume...if it WASN'T IN NORTH DAKOTA.
He wasn't exactly Brian Williams after the cussing. Did you follow his last sentence? Just watched his reel...brutal.
Who among us has not struggled at the start of a new job or endeavor?
They were both pretty weak, but, as you said above, it's Bismark, North Dakota. These are probably their first jobs out of college and they're weekend anchors. The available talent pool to anchor weekends in Bismark is not probably not filled with network quality talent.
that's how an emmy-winning veteran news anchor does it.
...keep fucking that chicken, ha ha ha that's classic
Check out the woman anchor. She can't even breathe after that.
Check out the woman anchor. She can't even breathe after that.
Expression says it all!
So... Painful... To Watch....
Ahahahahaha yeah baby! I wish I had a local news station like that! Poor guy is getting suspended.
or any live interview with Ben Stein on the topic of evolution... never let a born again Christian talk about science, especially evolution.
Points return for both in one month.
Eluded to potentially getting dinged. You knew it was a possibility.
of the president and a former vice-presidential candidate in the manner it was posted is certainly against the no politics rule, and encouraged another political response.
Not my fault that Ben Stein is scientifically iliterate. Yet, he has enough of a following to create a hilariously biased documentary on evolution.
Mass Bolivia spree! Weeee! Don't worry, I'll add you to my "Free sig".
These banishments are getting out of hand.
OMG you said Politician I Like is a terrible speaker! This offends me to very core of my being and I will now engage in nasty, sophomoric ad hominem attacks until this thread is entirely hijacked and devolves into a total flame war!!!!!111!!!!
We have the no politics rule for a reason.
I've never seen someone verbally implode before.
That was outstanding. Got a lot of run out here for sure.
How the hell did the cameraman know when to cut to the other shot???
I can't help but wonder if something wasn't deeply screwed up with their on air countdown signals. Nobody, even an amature, should be THAT unaware that they're about to go live.
Things are different on the East Coast, you wouldn't get it.
It looks to me like the station sets the bar pretty low, and yet he still managed to trip over it.
it's like intern hour on the Bismarck news
Ahhhh the internet...making a random North Dakota station temporarily relevant. Awesome for us, sucks for that guy. He does have his own little hashtag now. #KEEPAJ
Your news career is not bound to last long when your first three words are "gay, fucking shit."
Someone's fishing for a Tosh.O web redemption.
this was the funniest thing i've seen in a while.
spoiler alert - here is the transcript::
<newscaster voice> what really happened on that thursday here at augusta high school that lead to Chris Woods' death? </newscaster voice>
[weird spitting sound as bug flys into his mouth]
what the fuck is that? [spits again] shit!
i'm dying in this fucking country-assed fucked up town.
shit flying in my mouth! the fuck?
I can't see! pile of...
let's get the fuck out of this country motherfucker. I can't see... [wipes mouth]
Looks like a skit from The Dave Chapelle Show.
Hmmm, I feel a meme coming on...
I can't stop watching it and laughing at it. That is great.
Or best news anchor debut ever?
This was all started by Big Papi...
I left West Virginia for NoDAK!? NO Way!
The scary part is that his "fucking shit" line was the most professional part of his whole broadcast. It actually got worse from there.
One just made me laught more than the other!!
That's nothing. I grew up in a small market town and the News / Weather / Sports anchors were always new. If after a year they could somehow manage to string two coherent sentences together, they would get hired by some slightly bigger market and the next newbie would be rolled out. It wasn't unusually for a debut to consist of completely freezing up like a deer in the headlights and not being able to speak a single word. You get 30 seconds of that and then you're talking about awkward. Get two frozen ones at once and you have a contest of which one is going to faint first with a cameraman bouncing back and forth clearly enjoying the situation and likely having a bet on which would wet themselves, swear, or pass out first. After a while you realize that it makes for a more entertaining show than the news anyway.
Sounds like he is gone from that gig. So...while I laughed pretty hard, I kinda see what happened. Dude was trying to pronounce an unusual name as he was preparing, and was having difficulty...thus the "fucking shit" comment..and the Mic was on....and then...there ya have it. Now he is out of a job. Good thing I haven't been fired for saying that when i was frustrated at work.
Can't believe that got past the censors...
I should have watched that AFTER I made the bathroom stop.
A.J. Clemente, rookie TV anchor, says he's fired for profanity on air