April 29, 2005
Watching Fox News in the breakroom this morning as my bagel toasted, I was witness to a fine example of journalistic doggedness in the face of obstacles.
Anchor: …and that’s how the Patriot act saved the lives of three children and a puppy. We go now to weather.
(camera switches to Weather Girl)
Weather Girl: (Weather Girl is moving her mouth and making sweeping gestures in the direction of a national weather map) …
(camera switches back to Anchor)
Anchor: And… it looks like her mic’s not working. We’ll get someone to fix that. Can we get someone? Hello?
(camera still on Anchor)
Weather Girl: (shouting across the studio) THERE’S A COLD FRONT MOVING IN THROUGH IDAHO, WITH CONTINUED WARM TEMPERATURES IN SOUTHERN AREAS….