I know you’re probably sick of hearing about the oil spill, but hey, it’s kind of close to home. So I thought I’d take a stab at it. First off, oil spills are not funny. Second, the subsequent destruction of wildlife and natural habitats isn’t funny either. However, the reporters who get stuck covering the story who don’t know the first thing about a disaster like this are funny.
Here’s a picture of what the oil spill looked like on the news just after an attempt was made to patch it:
The reporter on the local news said:
“Experts say that what’s still leaking is either oil, mud, or a mixture of both.”
Oh really? Well I’m an expert, too, then. I’m pretty sure it’s not kool-aid spewing out of there! I realize that the reporter was probably just reading from a teleprompter, but I’m not sure he even realized how goofy it sounded. If he did, then he sure can keep a straight face! Either way, he shouldn’t quit his day job.
Take the reporter out of the equation for a second. Some writer still wrote that and some editor still missed it. And did an expert really say that? Are there really experts on this? Anyway, I’m sure the news stations have tough jobs and they can’t get everything right, but come on! Let’s leave those mistakes to the weather man.
By: S. Cole Garrett