Most everyone knows this already, but there are some real funny people out there. The kind of people who just like to mess with anyone who is trying to convey news at a local or national level. These are the kind of people who are simply trying to get on television, and do anything stupid they can to do so.
You’ve probably known one or two of these people in your life, and they are your typical prank artist, or the person that tries to play a practical joke on you every single chance they get. My brother is one of these people, he does something dumb every April Fools day (has been since he was about 10). I’ve gotten doused with water, fire extinguishers, jello – pretty much anything they can get their hands on to make an absolute joke out of someone else, they do.
Sometimes this doesn’t turn out well, but most of the time it’s funny. This is also the case with the news media. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been interviewing someone, either in person, or with a camera behind taking footage, and we see someone try to either get in front of the camera or actually make it happen and do something that they think is funny. It may be funny, and it may not be, but they are always at least laughing.