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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:23 PM
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Behind the Scenes on MSNBC.... The audio was on during a breaking story

It makes you wonder what really goes on. You can tell she's getting the feed from him.


http://www.break.com/index/livid-producer-caught-scream...
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:25 PM
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1. IC, please describe for us dial-up folks. Thank you! n/t
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:27 PM
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5. The line producer is screaming in the background to
"get her fucking face on the TV now' 'Change the god damn background'
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boozepusher Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:26 PM
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2. Seems like a nice place to work.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:26 PM
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3. he should be fired - there is no reason to be dealing with people in that manner
no reason at all.

Fire the jerk.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:27 PM
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6. no kidding -- calling someone a dumb bitch?
They should fire his ass.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:31 PM
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9. It's okay to call people "dumb bitch" on DU, so you think they'll be fired?
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:36 PM
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15. How many people are employed by DU?
:shrug:
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:01 AM
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35. since when
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:50 PM
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21. yeah calling her a bitch for his crews
fuck-up, how very Billdo of him...
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:34 PM
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13. He most likely was.
This is an old story.
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:26 PM
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4. I can't listen to this at work. Thanks.
:-)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:29 PM
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7. Wow! Sounds like someone should be on the unemployment line real soon.
That fool shouldn't be able to find a job scrubbing toilets.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:31 PM
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8. I just looked at the headline banner and McCain was interviewing 3 candidates
for VP at his home in Arizona. So this happened this summer sometime.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:31 PM
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10. I hope most people know that all producers are not horrible @ssholes
that sound like they did too much coke with their breakfast. :shrug:
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:33 PM
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12. Not all, but many.
I've worked in that scene. It sucks. High pressure does bad things to people.

:hi:


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:36 PM
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17. Shhh!
lol

:hi:
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:32 PM
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11. That's is the kind of chatter going on in the earpieces of TV hosts/newsreaders.
Very hard to concentrate and speak normally when this is in your ear.


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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:55 PM
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23. I noticed Mrs. Greenspan having problems this a.m.
I surmised there was cross-talk or noise in her earpiece.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:20 PM
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29. She has always talked like a robotic deer caught in the headlights
and she routinely gets people's names wrong.. today she made 3 mistakes , all in the same "news story"
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:20 PM
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30. Sometimes you can hear yourself with several seconds of delay.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 06:21 PM by Billy Burnett
Just try that sometime and see if you can speak normally. It's almost impossible. Takes a lot of practice tuning out the earpiece, but you have to pay attention not to ignore the guests and the producers. It can be very difficult at times.


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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:49 PM
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36. Yeah, give her a break. It was her first day
on the job. :eyes:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:35 PM
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14. god damn it! what a dumb bitch he is.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:36 PM
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16. This is not to the OP, but the thread in general............
have any of you worked on live TV? Or in a newsroom on deadline.

I can't listen to the link because I am a pathetic dial-up user, but in my experiences things can get very heated and swears can be used when things come down to the wire in news organizations and it is rarely taken personally afterwards.

With that said, I haven't heard the entire thing.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:48 PM
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19. It's a video
He was yelling over a live desk anchor about a cutaway gone wrong. She managed to keep her patter going, but was clearly flummoxed. Occasionally, she'd look off camera out of the corner of her eye and you'd hear him blowing about "don't look this way, &#%@!!!" Dude was just begging to be unemployed.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:46 PM
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18. Has this been authenicated?
Sounds like it was made up.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:50 PM
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20. Watch her reactions she even mentions the garbled audio
So no, I don't think it was made up.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:53 PM
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22. my first surmise is that it is faked.
not that hard to dream up chatter to go with the video and rerecord over it. This is "break.com" after all, and half the videos are faked.

additionally, there's no way the producer chatter would go out over the air for that long without someone pulling the plug on it.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:59 PM
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24. I agree
It's fake. (IMO)
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:09 PM
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28. I see a lawsuit happening if it is fake
So I'll wait until its debunked, but I wouldn't be surprised either way.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:58 PM
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32. I would be surprised if it was real, MAINLY because it goes on for a very long time
there actually are people in the control room monitoring the feed. Even if, for some odd reason, everyone had fallen asleep in control, there would have been a blazing redline phone call from mgmt long before a minute or two had passed.

and, if this were real, we would have definitely known about it from some other source than break.com.

don't get me wrong, I enjoy break.com, and because I do, I know that a lot of people post fake videos, and the comments usually call it out as fake. They post real videos, too, but honestly, the whole thing is highly suspect to me.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:55 PM
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37. If the producer is always an asshole like this, I could imagine someone not catching this real fast
"is his mic on?"

"nah, can't be"

"i'll check..."

"oops...hope that doesn't get out there."

in which case it would be due justice.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:59 PM
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25. While in high school
I interned for an NBC affiliate in KC, I did both on air reporting, production, directing talent, and writing.

I also thought about a career in broadcast journalism and did a great deal of studying the really good live TV directors, including a behind the scenes look at the production of the Oscars broadcast.

There was never any cursing or foul language. Using any "extra" language like that would be frowned upon... because it takes time and distracts people. You don't have any extra time.

It's a very hard job, tracking backgrounds, multiple cameras, telling each camera person how to set up for the next shot and so on.

Very stressful. But everyone I dealt with was exceptionally professional.

To see or hear things like this and the Bill Orally "do it live" footage makes me think that things have changed a great deal since I witnessed it.

Sad really.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:02 PM
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26. It's fake
IMO
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:09 PM
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27. Yeah, I looked again.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 06:10 PM by lapfog_1
It's a fake. No director gives that many detailed instructions to on air talent, not if they expect the talent to read the prompter.

I agree with you.

Orally, otoh, was real. And shows the guy for the unprofessional jerk that he is. Not to mention that as a broadcaster, he should have known what the phrase "play it off" or "play us off" means.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:22 PM
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31. holy smokes...
cursing a blue streak...

I think someone is going to the woodshed for that one!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:00 PM
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33. did the guy keep his job?
that was funny.
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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:11 PM
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34. Play it backwards... It's Imus
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:55 PM
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38. Probably fake, but expresses a true sentiment about Contessa Brewer.
The daytime MSNBC line up calls for attractive women with room temperatur IQs and a complete lack of any political acumen.

Mika, Contessa, and Alex, to name three.
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