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AP: Walken Talks About Natalie Wood On DC Sports Talk Station. Ooops, uh....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flying Headbutt, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    This is absolutely stunning.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/christopher-walken-impression-on-dc-radio-gets-connected-to-natalie-wood-case/2011/11/18/gIQAEPOjZN_story.html
     
  2. Emphasis added.
     
  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Whoopsie!
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It's getting a lot of run on the Natalie Wood thread:

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/87205/

    You can hear the Walken impersonator on yesterday's Tony Kornheiser Show (skip ahead to about the 9:45 mark):

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=7250837
     
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    How is this possible? Who from AP was listening to this radio station and thought it was Christopher Walken? Why would he be on sports talk radio? I don't get it, and I'm 100 percent with the station chief.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is what instant journalism gets you. It's a "scoop" these days to hurriedly report what someone says on the radio.
     
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I don't expect this from AP, though. In some ways, I don't think AP should be rushing for scoops on anything, even if they were to turn out correct. Their accuracy is more important. Too many places pick them up.
     
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering how many Kornheiser listeners are just now discovering Nigel is a character and not actually British.
     
  9. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Next you'll tell me Reginald the Monkey doesn't really make football picks
     
  10. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't Washington AP have an issue a couple of years ago where a reporter called an agent for a basketball coach -- and it wasn't the right guy? If I remember correctly, the reporter used the phone book and found a person with the same name as the agent. Then, the guy, figuring this was some joke, played along?

    That was a tough one for the reporter. Don't know if it was the same guy, though.
     
  11. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Re: AP: Walken Talks About Natalie Wood On DC Sports Talk Station. Ooops, uh...

    Wow. Just wow.
     
  12. cortez

    cortez Member

    Joe White of the AP was listening, thought it was really Walken, and the rest is a debacle
     
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