News Anchor Says the Dreaded F-Word

“Bad” words don’t bother me. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a mother who talked like a trucker. No offense to all of the truckers out there reading my blog.  Maybe it’s because I spent ten years doing stand-up comedy, where the F-word is often used as a verb, noun, adjective, and even an adverb by the most grammatically talented.  The only reason I am even using “the F-word” here, rather than just saying the word, is because my boss sometimes reads my blog, and I don’t want to get fired.

 In case you didn’t know, you can get fired for using the “wrong” language at work.   AJ Clemente did. 

Can the moral majority ever forgive him?
Can the moral majority ever forgive him?

He was a new anchor at KFYR in North Dakota. It was his FIRST day on the job, when he whispered “f-wording  s-word” to himself, not realizing that the microphone was live.  Really, in the scope of things, it was a minor event.  No one was injured or killed.

 Here is the story, including a video clip:

News Anchor Says the dreaded F-word

 I guess a lot of people find words offensive.  Really, I find grown people saying things like “the f-word” far more annoying and offensive than the actual word.  Seriously, hearing grown people talk like they are in kindergarten is annoying.  I also find war, human trafficking, famine, child pornography, door-to-door solicitors, and animal abuse to be far more offensive than any word.  

 AJ, I know you just lost your first job in broadcasting, but let’s look on the bright side here.  First of all, you got to be on the Today Show with MATT LAUER.  That is something that is first on my bucket list.  Second, you escaped North Dakota.  With all of the f-word publicity, you should be able to get a job in a state with a real population and climate.  I say you shoot for Hawaii.  Once you find that next job, remember not to f-word it up. 

3 thoughts on “News Anchor Says the Dreaded F-Word

  1. I agree with everything you said. I specially respect what you said, “I find war, human trafficking, famine, child pornography, door-to-door solicitors, and animal abuse to be far more offensive than any word.” In addition, what really gets me is our spirit of “unforgiveness.” Why not let it go at least once? Give a kid a chance. Give him a chance to *#@$& one more time; then fire him.
    Thanks for faithfully making me smile.

    Millie

  2. The irony I find here is that Clemente was cursing himself for mispronouncing someone’s name. He was making a mistake in the way he was chastising himself for making a mistake. A shot at redemption would be best; if traditional media doesn’t present opportunities, thinking outside the box (pun intended) might be good, since there are tons of online news sources that need good personalities.

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