12 of the Worst News Fails

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Everyone makes funny news mistakes  , especially the news. When you do live TV five days a week, every day of the year, you’re going to mess up every once in a while. Although, it seems like when newscasters make a mistake they do it bigger and better than anyone else. Maybe it’s that classic newscaster “go big or go home” lifestyle they lead, or maybe they’re just under obscene amounts of pressure. Whatever the reason, news fails are hilarious, and the reporter fails on this list are some of the funniest, most cringeworthy, and oh no they didn’t moments to ever grace a television.

From reporters accidentally cursing on the air, to saying the wrong name on the news, and drawing giant penises during their weather reports, funny news fails are some of the best ways to put your life into perspective. For instance, if you’ve done something embarrassing, just go watch one of the biggest news fails ever that appears on this list and you’ll feel about 100 percent better. Maybe you can use this list as a catalyst for finally watching the nightly news. You never know when a reporter is going to have a fail moment or a graphics person is going to misspell the word “too.”

Laugh your way through this list of the most offensive news anchor fails and then vote up the most OOPS! moments in the funny news mistakes . Then hop in the comments and tell us about the time that your local newscaster accidentally said that they were a “pwitty wittle baby” on air without knowing their mic was live funny news mistakes .

  • 1. KTVU Reports Racist Names After Asiana Flight Crash

    Video: YouTube

    After the crash of Asiana Flight 214, news affiliate KTVU jumped at a chance to report the names of the pilots – too bad they were poorly written racist jokes. That’s why you don’t let your interns do your fact checking.
  • 2. Local News Person Confuses Blindness for Gayness

    Video: YouTube

    Blind… gay… same thing, right?
  • 3. Weather Penis Strikes Again

    Video: YouTube

    Someone better tell the Concho Valley to stock up on protection. Because of all the rain.

    4. A Reporter Calls a News Anchor Fat, Unaware of Live Mic

    Video: YouTube

    While Sam Rubin, a KTLA reporter, was in the middle of a story about how his wife thinks he’s fat, the anchor manning the traffic center chimed in that “he’s always been” the fat guy on air. Only she didn’t know that her mic was on and that Sam/the entire world was listening.
  • 5. Anchor Confuses Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne

    Video: YouTube

    This has to be the scariest moment of this anchor’s life, right? For about two seconds everyone watching this video was certain that Jackson was going to start reciting Ezekiel 25:17.
  • 6. A.J. Clemente Has a Bad First Day on the Job

    Video: YouTube

    You find someone who doesn’t pump themselves up for a big career move by cursing under their breath and we’ll show you a mannequin.
  • 7. So That Was Definitely Some Guy’s Junk

    Video: YouTube

    According to KOMO, the Twitter feed that showed that tumescent member belonged to a producer in the control room and not one of the anchors. Who is this guy following?
  • 8. ABC 7 Interviews Fake DWP Worker After UCLA Flooding

    Video: YouTube

    As childish as the pseudonym “Louis Slungpu” is, it totally appeals to the inner 13-year-old Jerky Boys fan in all of us. Arguably the best part of this video is when the duped reporter asks, “Wow, can you say that again?”
  • 9. Newscaster Mispronounces the Word Luck

    Video: YouTube

    Hey, we’ve all been there. Sitting under the studio lights, on live TV when you have to pronounce a few simple words when you mix them all up up and turn your broadcast into some kind of late night HBO program. And if nothing else, Holly Pietrzak is definitely more popular with teens than ever.
  • 10. Why Does Sue Simmons Hate That Boat?

    Video: YouTube

    Did the boat steal her car? Did it date her daughter and then dump her unceremoniously? We need to know the story on this boat.
  • 11. Nancy from Sparkles Market Lets Everyone in on Her Taste in Biscotti

    Video: YouTube

    Don’t act you didn’t know the WFMJ morning show liked to get freaky.
  • 12. Who Doesn’t Have a Hard Time Getting Into Them?

    Video: YouTube

    Leon Bibb is a consummate professional, but you can see in his eyes that he LOVES that he just got to say “titties” on the air.

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