April 23, 2013

Joining the news team, as inauspiciously as possible.

"As if things couldn't get worse for A.J. 'Fuckin' Shit' Clemente, it seemed as if he prefaced his profanity with the usage of 'gay" in an exasperated, derogatory tone."

40 comments:

rehajm said...

Thank you for playing. We have no lovely parting gifts.

edutcher said...

B-b-b-ut that guy in Baaston said it.

Oh, yeah, he brings in people so they pay him tons of money.

Methadras said...

Sucks to be you dude.

MadisonMan said...

Probably not how he envisioned it.

Darrell said...

He should say that he had a stroke and go on lifetime disability.

Lem said...

Its the wrong people that get canned.

The people that "made it a little easier" instead of "a little harder" for the Boston Bombers to do what they did, will get to keep their jobs.


ndspinelli said...

Whenever I travel I LOVE watching local news. The smaller markets have kids right out of college and they often look like deers in the headlight. But, this is the best ever. You Cheeseheads have some real rookies in Rhinelander and Wausau.

AJ Lynch said...

The funniest part is where his co-anchor introduces him and asks him to tell the viewers about himself. He mumbles someething about being from the East Coast and going to WVU and that was all he had!

steve said...

now he has to find a way to get out of that one-year apt lease

Mitchell the Bat said...

Hey, at least we can be sure he's not a robot.

phx said...

It's not fair of Althouse to quote the first part of the statement without quoting the second part. Here's both:

As if things couldn't get worse for A.J. "Fuckin' Shit" Clemente, it seemed as if he prefaced his profanity with the usage of "gay" in an exasperated, derogatory tone. However, this was simply not the case.

Forgot the "this was simply not the case" eh?

Anyway I hope this guy gets back to work, learns from his mistake and makes a great career for himself.


Darrell said...

It does open up a spot for the Asian lesbian newscaster that they have waiting in the wings, though.

Dante said...

He should have said "Takei"

Brennan said...

Who let this guy on the air?

He doesn't have anchorman hair. I thought that was the first rule after passing the examination for trident throwing.

Nomennovum said...

Since when is West Virginia on the east coast?

Nomennovum said...

I really feel for the guy, but that video is some of the funniest fucking shit I've seen in a long, long time.

His first two words as an anchorman and he throws it all away.

Jay said...

Wow did he look terrified to be on the news!

SteveR said...

Who ever hired him should be fired as well

ed said...

He should just give up the whole news anchor schtick and start up a blog/twitter feed and capitalize on his 15 minutes.

William said...

He has certainly achieved a degree of fame and recognition that puts him in a class with Chelsea Clinton. MSNBC should make lemonade and have him host a joint news show with Chelsea. Ratings gold.

Rabel said...

He should have claimed that the female co-anchor tampered with the teleprompter.

Great Odin's Raven.

ndspinelli said...

Nomen, For chrissake, West Viginia invaded Virginia and took it over last week. The Boston story took attention away from this important story. So, there is no Virginia, only a West Virginia.

AJ Lynch said...

What Ndspinelli said.

tiger said...
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tiger said...

I'm still partial to the
"'BOOM!' goes the dynamite" guy.

Smilin' Jack said...

I just want to say that I did not say the word gay, I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.

That's so Tsegay.

tiger said...

And speaking of on-air mishaps:

Back in the late 70s one local Green Bay station was interviewing the 'Shopko Lady' from Shopko's commercials.

The host started taking calls and this was the 2nd one:

Host: Hello caller. Do you have a question for Karen?

Caller(young adult male voice)

Yeah. I just want to say Karen I think you're really attractive and Host? You s*** *o*k.'

HOW a TV station could go live without a 5-7 second delay is beyond me. It was shockingly funny to watch though.

Broomhandle said...

I love people that go out with a bang. Except for Muzzies, of course.

lemondog said...

After much thought AJ has decided he needs to spend more time with his family.

After his seconds of service, we at KFYRTV wish him the best.

traditionalguy said...

This guy had boxer's and wrestler's brain syndrome. It is a sad fact that no one in West Virginia noticed the difference until it was too late. He just seemed so normal.

wyo sis said...

If you're going into the business of being heard on the air it seems prudent to cultivate a vocabulary that is free of the f word.
Just a suggestion.

Ann Althouse said...

"It's not fair of Althouse to quote the first part of the statement without quoting the second part. Here's both: "

I cut the intro that was repetitive of the tweet, which I copied. Nothing is missing. Totally fair.

Methadras said...

Smilin' Jack said...

That's so Tsekei


Fixed it for you.

phx said...

I cut the intro that was repetitive of the tweet, which I copied. Nothing is missing. Totally fair.

This is what you quoted:

"As if things couldn't get worse for A.J. "Fuckin' Shit" Clemente, it seemed as if he prefaced his profanity with the usage of "gay" in an exasperated, derogatory tone."

This is what was written:

"As if things couldn't get worse for A.J. "Fuckin' Shit" Clemente, it seemed as if he prefaced his profanity with the usage of "gay" in an exasperated, derogatory tone. However, this was simply not the case."

Totally unfair because you make it seem like the writer of the story does not believe Clemente.

chickelit said...

LOL! The guy can probably get better pay working the oil fields and he should do it. He'll fit right in, too.

chickelit said...

And I thought "fuckin'" was even an FCC-approved expression these days?

kentuckyliz said...

It was heartfelt.

kentuckyliz said...

My most embarrassing malapropism:

I was talking to a student and his mom, and instead of saying internet course, I contracted that to intercourse.

Heard myself say that and busted out laughing. Brain to mouth misfire!

Another thing I really had to concentrate on was when I used to routinely give a standardized test and announce the instructions. This is a problem when you are in the habit of praying the Rosary: "version" sometimes slips out as "virgin" --oops!!!

kentuckyliz said...

Or have you ever tried to say "bass ackwards," but changed it back again accidentally and said, "ass backwards"? OOOPS!!!

kentuckyliz said...

There's a reason why I'm not listed in the college's Speakers Bureau.