Friday, November 7, 2008

Note To Future Journalists: Wait to Get Drunk Until After Filing Your Story (And Always Avoid a Dutchman With a Camera).

I HAVE NO idea what to say about this.

But I couldn't stop watching it.

13 comments:

Courtney said...

Wow, hard news journalist Alan Smith. I am speechless, and this was definitely like a train wreck. You want to turn away, but your eyes are fixated on it.
I hope this guy enjoyed the ladies, the drinks, and the wonderful travels he spoke of.

Megan McCue Journalism said...

haha wow

J K Hirst said...

'And I'm a bit pissed." Irreplaceable haha. I wonder what would happen if Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer got pissed. I think they might break the Idol ratings.

Kelsey Doenges said...

that was great. really just great. i want someone to look up this Allen Smith, just to see if he is following his dreams and "doing what i want to."

Irene Kip said...

That was pretty sad. I hope I don't turn into an alcoholic, unhappy journalist. And how mean of the cameraman to post it on youtube!

Anonymous said...

everyone knows the grasshopper

jessica lista said...

hahahahahaha. that was hilarious. love how he kept refering to himself as a hard news journalist. priceless.

summergirl said...

his name was Adam Smith. here's an article i found on him:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/07/drunk-british-reporter-vi_n_142121.html

Kirsten Stamn said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA. Ooooh his boss is going to be so mad. I almost feel bad for him.

GraceMcDermott said...

wow. no wonder people are so cynical about the media. I'm glad Im not from Birmingham. lol

Cara Trabucco said...

i'm completely speechless...enough said.

Catherine Cannon said...

People, people. But he has a deep respect for the dutch nation! What a fantastic hard news journalist, even if he was a self proclaimed, "bit of an idiot."

After I ceased my uncontrollable laughter I felt a little bad for him. His career is now officially a joke. I'll be sure to never to drink on the job for fear of my reputation.

Jonathan said...

Talk about ruining your career. This guy can kiss his journalistic career good-bye. It's almost as if he wanted to lose his job. I don't what was worse, this or the whole Larry Mendte incident. And I just realized that he said he "cut and pasted from BBC." Admitting to plagarism is probably not a good idea in this field.