Tuesday, February 12, 2013
KCBS Airs Prank Call During Dorner Coverage (VIDEO)
It's always dangerous to air unverified phone calls live on TV, and indeed, the KCBS/KCAL duopoly just got pranked. The station put on a guy claiming to be "Mike Taugher" from the U.S. Fish and Game Commission -- but clearly it wasn't. Luckily for the station, the worst thing the caller said was "dumbass," which is not one of the FCC seven dirty words. Nonetheless, it's a reminder to stations to fully vet callers before putting them on live. The caller was referencing Ronnie the Limo Driver, Howard Stern's head of security.
(If for some reason this video doesn't work, watch it on YouTube here.)