Live TV can be tough, especially if you’re in a cranky mood. Case in point: WVLT TV Volunteer News reporter Gordon Boyd, whose on-air freak-out has gone viral this week.

Reporting from a courthouse in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Boyd seems to be having a bit a trouble wrapping up a story about a harrowing sentencing. As he goes to deliver the final sentiment, he botches the line, saying gravely: “Staying and doing nothing is as heinous as doing at all.”

The slip of the tongue prompts the reporter to throw his notes to the ground, a snarl contorting his livid face. The best part of the video, however, is the anchor’s expression as the camera cuts back to the studio, and his ensuing explanation of the tantrum: “All right, we’re having technical difficulties we can see, a little frustration there…” Yeah, technical difficulties…

Check out the video below, as well as a few favorites from the annals of botched news reports:


Giant Bird

Lizard Attack

[via Buzzfeed]

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