KGW, the NBC-affiliate in Portland, is under fire after accidentally airing a graphic listing numbers of “stinky people” and “angry people” at Occupy Portland.
The graphic (pictured below) aired briefly, for less than a second, in the middle of the opening graphics sequence on the noon newscast Wednesday. “Somebody punched the wrong button, basically,” KGW news director Rick Jacobs told Willamette Week.
In other news, an occupy protestor attacked TV news reporters in NYC. Proof positive they are clueless:
“This is somebody I’ve come across several times for the last few days,” Huddy told viewers following the altercation. “He threatened to stab me in the throat with a pen. He ripped the mic out of my hand.”
That won’t help. I can tell you this, in my own small world of TV and radio contacts, the sense of the “occupy” movement seems to be one of arm’s length satirical treatment. When the media starts panning a movement privately, organizers might want to think twice about what they are doing.