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Reporter Gives Update Covered In ‘Sewage’

From the Fox News affiliate in Washington, DC, WTTG-TV:

Reporter Gives Update Covered In Sea Foam

Saturday, 27 Aug 2011

MYFOXNY.COM – A local news reporter from Washington, D.C. ended up getting covered in what is probably the remnants of raw sewage as he delivered live hurricane reports from Ocean City, Md.

WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes was providing live updates for stations around the country as a wall of what he described as sea foam poured over him.

Barnes was on the boardwalk as Hurricane Irene hit the coast of Maryland

He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That "organic material" was most likely the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm.

"It doesn’t taste great," he said.

He said it had a sandy consistency and added, "I can tell you first-hand, it doesn’t smell great."

Sometimes reporters provide us with too much information.

Still, this story seems to epitomize how far the media was willing to go to dramatize Irene — and every other disaster and even non-disaster.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 29th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Reporter Gives Update Covered In ‘Sewage’”

  1. TerryAnne says:

    Google/YouTube Andy Fox. He’s a reporter from back home (Hampton Roads area of VA). He’s about as dramatic and over-the-top as you can get.

  2. untrainable says:

    What a great euphemism. Let’s try it out. Ugh, this food tastes like… “sea foam”… Oh!, “sea foam”, I really screwed up this time… Wow, your wife looks like “sea foam” in the morning doesn’t she?… Oh, man! Your bathroom smells like “sea foam”… Or for someone you really hate… “Eat ‘sea foam’ and die!

    Looking at this guy covered in ‘sea foam’ makes my entire day. Usually the reporters are the ones flinging… ‘sea foam’.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Hype, hysteria and hyperbole. Although redundant, (hype and hyperbole are essentially the same thing), one has to wonder about the collective patience and personality that is being enticed by newsies to this extent. I am immediately reminded of the safe that was found on the Titanic, where the back was missing and there was nothing in it…but they still spent an hour hyping the potential of its contents. The same with the secret wall that was in one of Capone’s hideouts.

    I teach something that is very technical and when a news puke gets involved reporting on something that touches my career field, I note how ignorant they are and therefore, extrapolate that ignorance to pretty much everything they do. Thus, it logically follows they are simply the talking heads they always wanted to be, aware of little, knowledgeable about even less and barely functioning human beings who have to have everything done for them at tremendous cost. This includes ironing their clothes, fixing their cars, carpentry, painting, cooking, you-name-it. Some have acquired hobbies like cooking. But that would be less than one hundredth of one percent of the total population of reporters who, in their own estimation, “seek the truth”. But…sadly the truth gets skewed (or is it “skewered”?) when one starts out with a slanted view of the universe to begin with.

    Again, the fake sound effects when Jerry Rivers was in the midst of some place being “attacked”. http://michellemalkin.com/2007/10/05/geraldo-rush-and-manliness/ And all that goes with that.

    I have little use for those who think they are gathering the news. It’s all turned into bizarro “reality” TV.

  4. Freedom615 says:

    How fitting–the toxic sea foam reclaims on of its own….

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