A US TV reporter has gone viral after she delivered this absolute clanger live to air: “We tried to reach out to the man who died in this pursuit, they were unavailable for comment.”
KLTA journalist Sara Welch was reporting live on a fatal pursuit in South California where the deceased was allegedly shot at a staggering 64 times by police.
Check out Welch’s unfortunate slip of the tongue below:
And, as tends to happen with these sorts of stuff-ups, Welch’s gaffe has gone viral. Here’s a pick of some of the social media comments:
“She was this close to the biggest get in journalism history.”
“If you died laughing she might interview you.”
“When you’re the reporter who goes the extra mile to get a comment, even if you don’t expect to get a response.”
“At least they followed proper journalism protocol.”