|"I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore..."|
A news producer for a local CBS affiliate in Idaho had a Network style melt-down during a live telecast of the evening news, and his profanity-laced diatribe was broadcast live to stunned viewers.
KBOI-TV Channel 28 out of Boise, Idaho, was experiencing a mild case of technical glitches involving on-screen graphics during a routine story about a form of bacteria being spread among cattle throughout the Western state. As the anchor begins the story, the producer can be faintly heard saying, "What the hell did you do there? Not you, her."
When an odd, empty graphic suddenly appears on the screen, the producer promptly goes into melt-down mode, screaming, "What the #@&% is that?" not realizing his obscenity was being broadcast live out to the audience!
As the camera cuts back to anchor Stephanie Smith to introduce the next news segment, her voice suddenly cuts out and the weird, empty graphic reappears on the screen, angering the producer even more. "Are you #@&%-ing kidding me?" he exclaims loudly. "Where's my damn graphic?"
Clips of the on-screen freak-out quickly landed onto YouTube, and the video has become a viral hit, with over forty-thousand views in less than a week. KBOI apologized to the show's audience for the embarrassing gaffe on Monday.