MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine with Neil Cavuto on FOX: Forgive the Cussing?
WARNING: Bad Language Links.
Charmaine on an earlier
appearance on C-SPAN
Charmaine returns to Neil Cavuto to discuss an on-air(head) talent dropping the F-Bomb on an open mike.
The Sue-Simmons-talking-head said one word too many. And the station did NOT fire her.
She though the mike was off…
Hit time is today, Wednesday at 4:40pm eastern on FOX, of course.
berates a staffer
Watch Simmons out of control here.
She apologized for saying “A word many people find offensive…”
That would be normal people.
Sue Simmons is not normal, of course.
The word does not bother her or her liberal friends on NBC —
Coarsening the culture.
Fortunately, nobody watches NBC anymore.
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Thank you (foot)notes:
My word! Sue Simmons is back on WNBC after grade-F slip
By Richard Huff
DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR
The decision to keep her on by Ch. 4 management after the gaffe left some industry insiders mulling Simmons’ future.
“She should be suspended for some period of time,” said one local executive, who declined to be named.
Another called the mishap “inexcusable” for someone of Simmons’ experience.
Simmons, seated next to Chuck Scarborough, dropped the offensive word Monday during a live news tease at about 10:30 p.m. Though she was off camera as a video clip appeared, she was heard saying, “What the f- are you doing?”
She apologized on the 11 p.m. news, saying she was “truly sorry.”
Some observers, many of whom regularly use the same word in conversation, speculated that Simmons may have thought the segment was being taped and the word could later be deleted.
Ch. 4 officials would not say whether she was reprimanded for the slip…
Meanwhile, on Tuesday Ch. 4’s legal eagles were trying to stop the spread of a clip of Simmons’ expletive, citing copyright infringement.
Alert Readers will recall Ronald Reagan’s ‘mistake’ of doing a mike-check with the words, “We begin bombing in five minutes” on what was supposed to be an internal sounding. See The Eighties Club,
Everybody heard about it, but not too many people heard the thing itself: “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Hearing it is indescribably more chilling than reading it on the page. My first chance came a few days after the fact, on KALX-FM, the Berkeley college station. Certain it was a fake, I pulled over at the first phone booth, called, asked what it was. “The real McCoy,” said the DJ. I couldn’t believe it, and I didn’t want to believe it. But they played it straight through the next fifteen minutes, over and over, adding echo and reverb here and there, and by the end I had the Mondale spot designed.
Russia didn’t laugh. They thought it was real. And The Berlin Wall Came Down. And so did Mondale…