Monday, November 2, 2015

CBS Newscaster Falls Off His Segue [sic]

Fall from Segway™
I understand that the pressures on the man performing today's 90-second summary in CBS's morning newscast were considerable, but this (non-)transition had unfortunate consequences.

A story about whether ISIS was actually responsible for downing the Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt was followed immediately— segue, no significant pause in verbal transition— by these words:
Ice is reforming in Antarctica.
I am sure that thousands of people, including me, heard that line in its context as
ISIS— reforming in Antarctica.
Well, hell, I suppose there are no guarantees in lightning-fast news summaries, and maybe, just maybe, the sequence was an accident. Maybe the Moon is made of Roquefort, too...


  1. Oh wow! I can see how that would be confusing. Though, it mighht be a ploy to keep you tuned in, too:)

  2. Don't be ridiculous. I have it on good authority that it's Gorgonzola..



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