Action News’ A-Team of Jim Gardner, Cecily Tynan and Adam Joseph went on the air just as our impending death came ashore in Sea Isle. The timing really couldn’t have worked out more perfectly for those guys and other local six o’clock news teams. But, about halfway through the program, when Joseph forgot to turn his mic on, Cecily, who had just finished her live report, jokingly whispered to her colleague, on-air: “moron.”
Your Tweets came quickly:
Joseph quickly covered up on Twitter:
So did Gardner, with this tongue-in-cheek on-air clarification:
“There comes a point where we have to sort of figure out how closely we respond to what you folks have to say on social media. On Twitter, for instance. And maybe I shouldn’t even acknowledge this, but I think it’s important that the folks who thought that Cecily called Adam an untoward name when Adam was having trouble with his microphone… that’s not at all true. I really should’t even say this… it begins with an “M” and it ends with an “N” and there’s an “O” and an “R” and an “O” in there somewhere. What Cecily was saying was, “Do you want mine on, my microphone?” And then Adam had the chance to fix his mic before that even became an issue. So, that Cecily called Adam an untoward name, that’s not the case at all. We don’t do that here, we are a family. We love each other. [To Tynan and Joseph] YOU’RE ACTING LIKE A MORON!”
Tynan had a slightly different version of things:
You can judge for yourself in the video after the jump.
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