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Drunk, or ditzy: You make the call...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Presented without comment...
  2. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    I'm going to say drunk.

    And that was painful to watch.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Possibly having a stroke.

    If not, fun-drunk.
  4. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    According to a reliable source (top-rated YouTube comment) she released this statement:

    "My performance last Sunday night was terrible, and for that, I apologize.

    I've been sick for some time and taking medication, and have missed a lot of work lately. I'm on my way to feeling better and hope to be back at full strength soon. I appreciate everyone's understanding and even more so, their support."

    So, it doesn't seem she's saying she wasn't drunk. How does a producer let her go on air like that?
  5. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    not drunk. I think she just sucks.
  6. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Possibly because in a market as small as Mankato, there's no Plan B. At least, I would doubt there is. She's quite possibly her own producer and the Sunday night staff is bare bones.
  7. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    Sure, but there has to be at least somebody else in there. Although, if she's the most senior staff member, I suppose there's nobody to pull rank and say, "I'm pulling you."
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member


    Really, I can buy that she was hepped up on Sudafed or something similar.
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  9. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    My guess is she was at a party drinking and got called in at the last minute. The top she is wearing is too low-cut for a local news anchor. You usually don't see that much skin on the 10 o'clock news.
  10. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Jessica Savitch doesn't understand what all the fuss was about.

  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Mankato is market 198. On a Sunday night I will bet you she is the only person in the newsroom. Honestly, I'm surprised that she's not doing weather, too.

    I'm usually skeptical of the "adverse reaction to medication" excuse... but she looks to me like someone who has a cold and is drugged to the gills.

    And Flip, don't know what you're used to in local TV anchors, but that outfit is pretty conservative.
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Even one of the stations in Joplin (Market 147) has a beat reporter doing weekend weather. The CBS station is lucky in having a veteran to anchor the weekend news but the NBC and ABC stations will often have anchors who are still in college. There may be someone who can come in in case of emergency, but you can't wait until five minutes before air time. If that happens, you better hope weather guy or sports guy can read what you wrote for the prompter.

    A few weeks ago, apparently weekend weather person for the NBC station couldn't make it in and the news anchor had to do it herself. She asked viewers to bear with her since this would be her first-ever weathercast.
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