Video: The littlest anchorman

posted at 8:01 pm on August 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. Nearly anything a precocious redheaded tyke with chipmunk cheeks does on camera has the potential to go viral online, but add a dollop of interview savvy and you’ve got the makings of an international media firestorm. What I want to know is, is this precocity born or made? Did he come bouncing out of the womb with preternatural talent, a future Tiger Woods of network news seemingly born to hold a mic? Or has the poor little guy already ended up parked in front of too many tedious 6 p.m. local newscasts in his short life, to the point where he’s got the patter more or less down cold?

I’m deducting a point or two for his repeated misuse of “apparently,” even though not knowing what words mean is no bar to working in the media. Especially when you’re a kid.


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Better than most current on air talent.

cozmo on August 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I saw this little guy on Fox, he had the best time. So cute.

Cindy Munford on August 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Definitely an upgrade to Ronan Farrow.

rbj on August 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Awesome. Thanks, AP.

Splashman on August 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Any rips on the Ginger will be killed…

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Let’s face it though, he’s got no future in TV as a ginger.

Nessuno on August 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

He holds the microphone like a putz.

cozmo on August 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

LOVE Gingers!!!

Cindy Munford on August 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Let’s face it though, he’s got no future in TV as a ginger.

Nessuno on August 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Yer first on the list….

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

He holds the microphone like a putz.

cozmo on August 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM

He hold the microphone like a BOSS!!!

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:10 PM

rbj on August 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM

That’s not Ronan?

BKeyser on August 5, 2014 at 8:11 PM

He’s already better than David Gregory.

Mark1971 on August 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Any rips on the Ginger will be killed…

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Apparentwy (heh) he’s a day walker.

BKeyser on August 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

David Gregory has to be worried right now.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Mark, I bow to you sir.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Apparently this kid makes me very happy, apparently.

Scribbler on August 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Seems very smart. Probably homeschooled.

bluegill on August 5, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Apparently the camera proves he has no soul.

lorien1973 on August 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

AP, you’re deducting points for “apparently”? Really?

“Apparently” is what makes this clip!

Splashman on August 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Apparentwy (heh) he’s a day walker.

BKeyser on August 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Number 2 chimes in….

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

He’s like a younger, more coherent, Chris Matthews.

abobo on August 5, 2014 at 8:19 PM

He holds the microphone like a putz.

cozmo on August 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Well, how do you hold your putz, then?

Dolce Far Niente on August 5, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I want to hear him scream “F*ck it! We’ll do it live!”

Mark1971 on August 5, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Grandma is going to whip Grandpa’s *ss when she finds out he’s blowing his $$$ on Powerball again.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Seems very smart. Probably homeschooled.

bluegill on August 5, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Maybe. But there is a small percentage of children that are genetically predisposed to precocious babbling, and I’m pretty sure he’s one.

Splashman on August 5, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I want to hear him scream “F*ck it! We’ll do it live!”

Mark1971 on August 5, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Heh. Either that, or FHRITP (with an “apparently” thrown in somewhere). Can you imagine him saying that in his cute little voice? Internet gold. I’d die laughing.

Splashman on August 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Yup, that was cute!!

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM

there is a small percentage of children that are genetically predisposed to precocious babbling, and I’m pretty sure he’s one.

Splashman on August 5, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Obama told his grade school friends he was going to be President (no word on which country).

This kid could be the First Ginger President. Doom is just around the corner.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

That’s not Ronan?

BKeyser on August 5, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Too tall and mature.

Athos on August 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Any rips on the Ginger will be killed…

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

He seems alright for a heartless, soulless critter. My daughter is one as well.

arnold ziffel on August 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

That’s not Ronan?

BKeyser on August 5, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Too tall and mature.

Athos on August 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I’m now wearing my beer. Thanks, Athos.

partsnlabor on August 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

This kid could be the First Ginger President. Doom is just around the corner.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Thos. Jefferson had red hair.

What are they teaching in the schools these days?

Scribbler on August 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

He holds the microphone like a putz.

cozmo on August 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Correct.

Tard on August 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I like the Subaru commercial with thee little kid in the driver’s seat saying “Move it, you’re killing me”. Cracks me up every time.

Cindy Munford on August 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Thos. Jefferson had red hair.

What are they teaching in the schools these days?

Scribbler on August 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

This was supposed to be a secret. Now you’ve done it.

Washington, Cromwell and Robespierre – the three respective leaders of the revolutions in England, France and America, were all owners of copper-coloured locks. The colour of revolution it would seem.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Extrovert. I’d be hiding behind someone’s leg.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Anything’s better than those jackasses on WNEP. Only thing worse than them is the Times Leader.

Spade on August 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

So cute! I saw this on TV.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

What I want to know is, is this precocity born or made?

I go with “born” because this cute, darling guy even knows his best side to show the camera, has his most flattering pose — with microphone — at the ready.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Obama told his grade school friends he was going to be President (no word on which country)…

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

However, in Obama’s case, it appears that he was repeating some sort of arch-plan he’d been told was in the works. In Obama’s case, it seems his Ford Foundation and Communist family, ‘mentors’ and associations throughout his life had set a goal and were going about fulfilling it.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Apparently he’s a big fan of the word “apparently.”
Or something.

Galtian on August 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Magnus is my favorite precocious redhead:

c4 on August 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Beats Wasserman-Schmutz

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2014 at 1:23 AM

So cute! He should mentor that dimwitted drunk Chris Matthews.

Kensington on August 6, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Any rips on the Ginger will be killed…

BigWyo on August 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

He is a daywalker

The Notorious G.O.P on August 6, 2014 at 4:52 AM

From what we see of her, the reporter was not too hard on the eyes. I’d have monopolized her mic, too, if I’d been that tyke.

Captain Scarlet on August 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM