In Advance, I Beg Your Forgiveness

Nearly seven years ago, broadcast history was made during a local news teaser on WNBC in New York City.

I missed it, but was notified later while using a San Francisco Public Library computer to read out-of-town news.  There were also online updates to the event which I suspected were based on speculation. Some of them were pretty funny, though.

According to the YouTube user who uploaded the video at the end of this post (click the link if you don’t see the video), the world-changing incident occurred on May 12, 2008. Oddly enough, I didn’t document it at the time.

Anchor Sue Simmons is now retired, but not because of the fuck thing. Well, just watch the video and you’ll understand.

One question:  Did Ms. Simmons’ profane shout sound spontaneous? I didn’t think so.  If Martin Scorsese had been in charge he would have made her try it again.

Disclosure:  I’m posting this because I can’t think of anything else at the moment.  Just get it over with, then sit back in my Ikea kitchen chair and forget to turn off the microphone before commenting, “That oughta hold the little bastards.”


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