Friday, April 15, 2005

I already knew Fox sucks, but...

My favorite morning news program here in New York is on Channel 5. Sadly, they're the Fox affiliate. Despite that, the morning program is good--the folks on it are very New York, and I enjoy their banter.

As I type this, a guy named Craig Mitnick is on here. He apparently is a Fox "Legal Analyst".

For all I know, he's brilliant, and I don't begrudge the guy success. However, someone whose job involves verbal communication on legal issues should be able to say the word "corroboration". Instead, while talking about a key witness in the Michael Jackson circus prosecution, he said, as if he was doing an Elmer Fudd impression, cowoboration. CoWoboration?

The first time he said it, I didn't believe it. He didn't just say that, did he? Then he did it again and again. Jim Ryan, the anchorman, started using the word repeatedly, but pronouncing it correctly, and I feel sure he heard the same thing and felt a need to try to correct things. Sadly, Mr. Mitnick wasn't to be corrected any more than W is to be corrected in his way of saying certain words I could mention. Some days, I think this country is going down the intellectual crapper.

5 comments:

PatCH said...

Mike Woods was doing the weather beat in my neighbourhood yesterday morning, right outside the entrance to my subway. I nearly jumped him on my way to work.

Jess said...

And I wouldn’t blame you one bit! Mike Woods is HOT! :)

Marc said...

Uh, PatCH, Mike Woods would have jumped YOU had he seen you.

Will said...

Jess, that W for R business is a known speech defect in some people. I think it can be corrected by speech therapy, but the person affected has to want to.

Mr. H.K. said...

Tom Brokaw used to kill me with his W/R's and his swallowed L's. And let's not forget Bah-Bwa Wah-tez.