Screen capture of Arkansas NBC affiliate
WWTF from last night's 6:00 pm local news broadcast. The image
of Janet Jackson's breast was accidentally superimposed over
a story about soldiers returning from the War in Iraq - an error
the station deeply regrets and will pay dearly for.
Live Broadcast Debacle Superimposes Janet's
Breast Onto Flag-Draped Coffin of Returning Soldier
Adding to Suspected Fines, Newscaster Exclaims
Obscenity During Two-Second Fiasco
4/26/04 - In three shots fired across
the bow of the USS Common Decency, a control room error at local
NBC affiliate WWTF simultaneously showed Janet Jackson's exposed
right breast on top of the coffin of a soldier returning home from
liberating Fallujah. The incident, broadcast during last night's
live 6:00 pm Action News telecast, caused newscaster Harold Vazquez
to exclaim the f-word.
Ignoring a Pentagon mandate to not show imagery
of coffins returning from any conflicts for which the United States
is fighting for freedom, the station was covering a live coffin-offloading
when, suddenly, Janet's infamous right breast appeared on screen,
seemingly plopping itself on top of the coffin.
The station explained that the image of the
breast was stored on their computer network under the filename patrioticthemejingle.wav;
it's intended use was to serve as the intro music to the piece about
the returning soldiers to Dover AFB.
"Something went wrong in the control room, these darn computers
are so garsh-darn unpredictable" said station manager Skip
Simpson. "And then when [6:00pm Action News newscaster] Harold
yelled ["FUCK!"], I brown-spotted my pants. Not my best
two seconds in broadcasting, but thankfully, not my favorite pants."
Today, as middle America grieves over the
incident, Bush calls for the immediate formation of a joint-independent
commission to be headed by Donald Rumsfeld and Michael Powell. C-SPAN
has been ordered to drop coverage of 9/11 and WMD hearings to make
room for these historic proceedings, which is what the President
says America wants.
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