This is not the bird normally associated with NBC.

KPRC management isn’t commenting publicly on Monday’s incident where morning anchor Owen Conflenti’s obscene hand gesture toward someone off-camera was caught on air during the 9:20 am local news break.

Used to be, before TV went widescreen, anchors could get away with that sort of thing. Not that it was very common; most newscasters are more professional than that.

But it’s worth remembering that what used to be cropped by the camera is more likely to be seen — and noticed.

Video of the incident is included in this story from TVSpy.

(Update: YouTube has pulled the video, but it is still available at Mediaite for the time being.)


Posted on February 3, 2011, in Up and Down the Dial and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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