Not again: Another reporter lapses into gibberish on the air

posted at 10:05 pm on March 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via the Blaze. Believe it or not, this one’s even harder to watch than Serene Branson’s babble for the ages. He’s slightly more coherent than she was, but … he just goes on, and on, with no one in the control booth willing to put him out of his misery by cutting back to the anchor. Note the look on her face when he finally finishes. Excruciating.

No word yet on what the cause is. Paramedics swooped in to check him out but it sounds like they found nothing seriously wrong. He’s following up with his doctor but has no news to report yet. Did this ever happen on news broadcasts years ago or are we really seeing lightning strike twice in the span of five weeks? And no, “Dan Rather always sounded like this” isn’t an acceptable answer.

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He didn’t start choking, then grunt out “Give us back the gate” in a weird, overly strained voice, by any chance?

Because that would indicate an alien mind-control attempt.

mojo on March 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM

I don’t think it’s contagious unless one is a liberal.

zoyclem on March 24, 2011 at 11:22 AM

he’s got my vote for next WH Press Secretary

wildweasel on March 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Exit Question: How did Global News come into possession of the White House teleprompter?

RedWinged Blackbird on March 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM

That sounds exactly like Paul Krugman trying to make a point, any point, about economics or politics.

VelvetElvis on March 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM

At least he realized something was wrong. I’m betting a diabetic blood sugar crash, rather than a stroke.

RebeccaH on March 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM

And no, “Dan Rather always sounded like this” isn’t an acceptable answer.

But,… but, didn’t he?

IrishEyes on March 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Made about as much sense as anything Smokin’ Joe Biden ever says. Smokin’, hmmm, that may be why …

IrishEyes on March 24, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Because that would indicate an alien mind-control attempt.

mojo on March 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM

I wonder if the TOTUS is a similar attempt.

scotash on March 24, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Just the Obama White House “M-Chip” (or “Media chip”) going on the fritz and interrupting the live feed to his parietal lobe. Nothing more to see here citizen, move along!

EasyEight on March 24, 2011 at 4:18 PM

I’m sure someone has said this already, but I can’t resist…

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

Chris of Rights on March 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Wow, no one had said it already.

Chris of Rights on March 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM

And no, “Dan Rather always sounded like this” isn’t an acceptable answer.

Funny as heck.

englishqueen01 on March 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

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