Watch this reporter scared stiff on live TV


#1

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#2

I watched about 20 times, it’s perfect! She’s so good-natured, his reaction to her startle is priceless, and the mild rebuke of “We’re working here man!” has no anger in it at all.


#3

What a bunch of goofballs :slight_smile:


#4

I know this guy was just bombing a live take, but after all the FHRITP shit that’s going on, he’s lucky he didn’t get a microphone shoved down his throat. Edit: I’m not advocating for that, just saying that it wouldn’t be surprising in context.


#5

She is goodhearted about it, but I wonder if she would’ve been that scared if another kind of person had done that…


#6

My favorite KTLA reaction is still Chris Schauble’s earthquake response:
http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2014217/rs_297x300-140317130009-schauble.gif


#7

Yeah, being startled like that doesn’t give enough time to suppress the inner racism.


#8

She may not have even been able to tell he was black just a person suddenly where there shouldn’t have been.


#9

Weird. I was just down at the blockade of Shell’s boat at the St. Johns bridge in Portland, and both reporters doing standups were blonde women wearing dresses. Is this a job requirement?


#10

I look at this the exact opposite way. She is startled just because as she turns something is there, hell, it could have been a lion! Once she sees it is just a person, she instinctively smiles and laughs. That second reaction shows whats in her heart, and could not have been hidden.


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#12

You are probably right, however, the racism issue must be always be raised.


#13

Yeah, the way she frantically shudders (before even turning and seeing the man) makes me think his sleeve/arm very softly brushed her and she thought “Spider!” or something. She seems super relieved the instant she identifies what it really is (not a spider… Whew!).


#14

In this case, you’re reaching sweat-pea.

—edit-----

ah…I mean sweet-hog.


#15

Geez, I thought the ‘that wouldna happened if he had been white’ post was going to be first. How bloody predictable.


#16

Well, I’m glad she didn’t have a badge and a gun.


#17

Predictable? It wasn’t first, and it wasn’t even what I said. Thanks for playing, but do please bring your brain next time.


#18

Why exclude his anchorwoman partner? Hers was funny too!


#19

Come on. She is concentrating on her broadcast, someone sneaks up behind her and when she turns, he´s suddenly centimeters in front of her face. It could have been fucking Mickey Mouse and she would´ve been startled.


#20

So it’s impossible, despite the long history of demonizing black men as hungry for white women, for her to be even more “startled” because it was a black man? (I’m thinking it’s not.)