Bloopers That Got These Reporters Fired
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Bloopers That Got These Reporters Fired


We all make little blunders at work, and usually,
it’s not that big of a deal. But for those who read and report the news,
the public nature of their screw-ups can not only result in widespread internet mockery,
it can sometimes earn them a pink slip, as fans of Anchorman know all too well. “From the entire Channel Four news team, I’m
Veronica Corningstone.” “And I’m Ron Burgundy. Go F— yourself, San Diego.” It doesn’t just happen in the movies, though. Here’s a look at some bloopers that got these
real-life reporters fired. Pensive performance If you’ve ever been caught goofing off at
work, daydreaming or picking your nose or whatever, you probably just got treated to
the gentle suggestion that you remove your head from your rectum and carry on with your
job. Not so for poor Australian newscaster Natasha
Exelby, who was fired after going to her happy place and not coming back until the cameras
were already rolling. “ABC News, Mount Sylvia. Now to sports with Meredith…” News director Gavin Morris later backtracked
on the anchor’s dismissal, saying Exelby was just being taken off the air but not actually
let go. For her part, Exelby sent out a tweet blaming
her “mesmerizing pen.” How do you measure success? Is there anything that matters more to a professional
athlete than winning the playoffs? Not according to Comcast Sportsnet reporter
Susannah Collins, who insisted that the Chicago Blackhawks were totally focused on the postseason
despite some serious distractions. “All-season-long they have been saying that
this is the season that matters. And despite the fact that they’ve had such
a tremendous amount of sex—errr success during the regular season…” Three days later Collins was fired, supposedly
for unrelated reasons, but it was pretty obvious to everyone that her bosses weren’t comfortable
discussing Patrick Kane’s love life. When in Rome… Most on-air mistakes are simple slips of the
tongue. But one reader for India’s state media agency
Doordarshan had a much larger problem. While reporting on the visit of Chinese president
Xi Jinping in 2014, she misinterpreted his name…and read them as Roman numerals. As far as international incidents go, this
would seem pretty minor, but it was still enough to get her fired, even though plenty
of other news anchors around the globe have struggled to figure out his name too. (Various attempts at trying to say “Xi Jinping”) Celebrating an assassin When Lebanese politician Walid Eido was assassinated
in Beirut in 2007, not everybody was torn up about it. Least of all National Broadcasting Network
anchor Sawsan Darwish. “The anchorwoman then says… “So why did it take them so long to kill him?” “She cracks up laughing and her colleague
joins in.” Then she doubled down by suggesting some new
targets. “Then the anchor says in reference to Anti-Syrian
Parliament member Ahmed Fetfet.” “Fetfet should be next. I’m counting them down.” Viewers were outraged, and Darwish was immediately
fired … for three months. Then NBN reinstated her, and she issued an
on-air apology. Here’s hoping she doesn’t try to incite and
future assassinations. Farewell, foulmouth As the late local news broadcast wound down
on KSN in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday night in December, 2013, anchor Justin Kraemer signed
off with a version of the same closing tag that pretty much every late night news anchor
uses. The end-of-broadcast music was playing, the
cameras had cut away to a lovely view of the city at night, and viewers were settling in
for Saturday Night Live. But then he pulled a move straight out of
Ron Burgundy’s playbook. “Let’s get the f— out of here.” “Oh! Great Odin’s Raven!” Kraemer lost his job two days after the Saturday
night broadcast, getting the news first-thing Monday morning. For his part, he took his firing in stride,
saying “I did something extraordinarily unprofessional. It’s something that’s drilled into you from
the minute you start in this business to always consider the microphones hot.” “Tony did I just curse? Are you kidding me? S—! I mean s—! Shoot!” Thanks for watching! Click the Grunge icon to subscribe to our
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  2. I interned at a radio station in New Orleans when I was in college. The producer let me get on the boards for the host pretty much everyday. One day a caller called in, said his piece, and then we were going to break. I forgot to pipe the main hosts mic all the way down and he said “what the what was that dumbass talking about” 🤦‍♂️
    The phones rang off the hook. I didn’t lose my internship though. I just got on and said it was me who made the statement!

  3. I would have fired all but the one that mispronounced that weird name. I'd have put that one back in the field chasing storms or whatever to work their way back up the ladder to anchor. They wouldn't mispronounce another name, I'm sure.

  4. In New Zealand, during the 1960’s, golfer Bob Charles was winning every tournament. The TV interviewer asked his wife if she did anything to increase his luck before each tournament. ‘Why yes. Before every tournament I always kiss his balls.’ The male interviewer fell about laughing and was never seen on TV again.

  5. A sky anchor introduced the weather man knowing he got the previous days weather wrong he was off camera and did something while the camera was on the weather man he did the report then thinking the camera was off him he stuck up his middle finger realizing the camera was still on he put his hand over his mouth ,the anchor was nearly pissing him self !

  6. BBC were doing a piece on Blackpoole the Mayor was interviewed and gave a glowing report about the resort thinking the camera was turned off he said and if you believe that croc of old shit you will believe anything !

  7. Wow! How can a simple slip of the tongue or zoning out for a be grounds for termination ? Welp – I guess being human is a horrible and punishable thing ??

  8. In America we allow the celebration of mental illness , (LGBTQXYZ). In America we allow the mutilation and murder of babies in the supposed safety of their mothers wombs. In America we allow the most loving word, Gods word to be called hate speech, but people lose their livelihood for saying a curse word. Yeah that’s about right. Love me some hypocrisy!

  9. Fired for playing with a pen? When you announced she was fired for "going to her happy place" I was expecting something a lot more interesting.

  10. Under these standards. Donald Trump should be fired. Barack Obama should of been fired. Oh and don’t forget George Busch ha ha Ha how many open mics Did that guy have?

  11. Ridiculous that any of them people were fired. Bunch of hypocrites out there in butt hurt libtard land. They need a bottle and their diapers changed. Boo hoo

  12. After they make these mistakes and lose their jobs , how does CNN simply lie so much and not taken off air or lose their broadcasting licence ? ?

  13. WTF?….wheres the chicago felatio-loving "pick-a-dick picnic" vibrating toothbrush in her mouth newsgirl lisa duttons dismissal….i know, i know….the station-manager had her in his office for a "long disciplinary meeting"….after which she "mysteriously"…kept her job….but the perma-smiling station manager does have her in his office now twice a day for "progress reports."

  14. “Who’s in charge in China?”
    “Not Hu any more, Xi.”
    “She? What’s her name?”
    “Xi.”
    “She who?”
    “Xi, not Hu.”

    We can guess where this is going.

  15. CNN : …."you don't tell lies, ,you dont makeup stories,you love God , u love trump,you love America, you care and want to protect innocent helpless unborn babies from serial murderers hiding in abortion clinics,u hate fagotry …you are fired !!!….

  16. Hey grunge, maybe you'd have a better like/dislike ratio if you didn't pad your videos with pointless narration and just showed the clips.

  17. Couldn't even watch it. This whole thing where all these morons need to sound like the typical robotic MSM news reader just destroys the video.

  18. STUPIDITY

    WE ARE ONLY HUMAN
    GOD DID NOT MAKE US PREFECT
    FOR GE IS THE INLY ONE EVER PREFECT

    WE ALL MAKE ACCIDENTS

    WE ALL HAVE DONE WRONG OT FELT STUPID IN OUT LIVES

    WE ARE TO SUCCESS WE ALL ARE TO FAIL
    WE LEARN BY MISTAKES
    BUT SIMPLE THINGS SHOULDNT BE OVER OUR HEADS
    STUPIDITY IF YOU ASK ME
    NOT COMMON SINCE

    UNDERSTANDING IF YOU KILL OR ROB AND GO TO JAIL

    BUT EVERYDAY LIFE OR MISTAKES
    IS REAL STUPID

    PEOPLE THAT FIRE PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES
    THEY TOO HAVE THEIR OWN SINS AND HAVE THEIR OWN MISTAKES

    THERE US SO MANY STUPIDITY ‼️ IN THIS WORLD TODAY

    ITS NOT FUNNY

    HUMANS ARE HUMANS
    PERIOD

  19. “Plenty of other news records around the globe” showing just French news records and the French president messing up his name

  20. Missing the famous AJ Clemente, on his day as anchor at an nbc afiliate in north dakota he dropped an f-bomb on air. He was fired immediately after the broadcast and they issued an apology on the 10pm news. But it probably wasnt so much the f-bomb than just doing a horrible job.

  21. I would be happy to be fired from a job for these "big deal" issues!! GOOD RIDDANCE!! I wouldn't have worked for pansy's in the first place.

  22. I remember one time a. Weather lady was talking with the anchor on air and she said “Well, Ted, you can’t rape the willing “ they cut to the anchors and they were speechless

  23. Dont forget Rick Sanchez and Octavia Nasser who both got fired from CNN being on the correct side of international politics. Rick Sanchez is daily giving CNN the middle finger salute with both hands working for RT.

  24. Most of these should not have been fired. In fact, only one was firable because it was knowingly and deliberately said.

  25. Justin Kraemer later did some local car commercial spoofs of himself. That lasted about a month. And there's this spoof video he made with our local talent! https://youtu.be/uHod29UEpAo

  26. They got fired for WHAT messing with a pen. I never would make it as a news caster then, because it wouldn't be a pen I would be cought playing with.

  27. Those are all minor mistakes. I find it hard to believe they were fired for that. Yet CNN anchors tell lies all the time, intentionally, and still have a job.

  28. It's all about the advertisement money. Businesses don't like to be associated with controversy and they'll begin to pull their commercials off the air. It's even worse if the FCC begins to fine the station. The majority of the population thinks these mistakes are hilarious but for some reason, the economy doesn't operate that way and it is illegal to say certain words on TV at certain time slots.

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