Cecily Tynan (Lovingly) Called Adam Joseph a “Moron” on Action News

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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:

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Drink 10.

Joseph quickly covered up on Twitter:

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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:

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You can judge for yourself in the video after the jump.

via several readers


28 Responses

  1. No one cares.
    This is pointless.
    Really, who cares.
    Take the night off, go have a beer. Don’t post stuff like this. It’s ridiculously stupid. Just tweet it. Not everything needs to make the site.

  2. She said Moron, and then Do you want mine on. She did not say “More On” I dvred it since it was funny.
    I dont really care, but the cover up is as funny as her calling him a moron.

  3. totally called him moron, laughed so hard we pissed ourself. broke out our devastation-cam to tape the dvr replay and gardner’s hilarious stuttering explanation. priceless. by the way, who gave gardner the crack pipe tonight? totally crazy loopy all night, esp 6:30-7:30. that shit was very funny.

  4. Why didn’t she just say, “We’re like brother and sister – we call each other stuff like that all the time, just like any family does – When we do that we do it lovingly and we all know that – if you ask him and if he forgot to turn on his microphone, he’d probably call himself a moron too – he knows that I love him like a brother and that’s something you would do to your brother – kidding around.” Just own it and it goes away. Now it’s a cover-up and people will think she was being a B-tch. I don’t know her so I can say if she is or isn’t. Either way, pretty funny!

  5. Channel 6 needs an upgrade from cecily t.
    They need to plug in a hot weather chick in her 20s

  6. Wow. I am totally surprised at Channel 6. Isn’t Ms. Tynan supposed to be a professional? I have been watching since I was a kid, but lost respect for the station, and sorry to say for Jim Gardner especially for not telling the truth. I have looked up to Channel 6 for years for reporting with integrity. Only to be dashed by a big stretch to cover up the act of Ms Tynan. Her mic never turned off. Cecily called him a moron plain as day in the video. Please just say you are sorry, made a mistake and let’s reclaim the integrity that separates Channel 6 from the pack. Integrity still means something in reporting…. or Channel 6 has decided to throw that all away and does not deserve loyal watchers any more.

  7. I will never visit this website again, another moron company that does not let you use your browsers back button.

  8. Anyone else see the extreme and bold faced irony in someone getting caught calling someone else a moron?

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