Line of the day

Maybe it’s the line of the year, written by a WXIA staffer teasing last night’s 11 o’clock newscast:

A NAKED KNOCKER…IS GIVING SOME METRO WOMEN…QUITE A SCARE….
ONE VICTIM SHARES HER STORY…

The line teases a straightforward Kevin Rowson story about a flasher in northeast Atlanta.  Rowson had the good sense to simply use that word:  Flasher.  Can’t say what got into the writer of this tease.  And poor Ted Hall actually read it.

Yet the real question may be:  Did the tease work?  Did it keep WXIA’s prime time viewers glued to the 11pm news?   Including the ones doubled over in laughter, disbelieving what they just heard?

Bet it did.

The video below is the package Rowson produced.  The tease has understandably disappeared.

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7 thoughts on “Line of the day

  1. tower child

    Didn’t help WXIA

    here are the numbers

    last quarter of L&O 2.3 6.3
    first quarter hour news 1.5 4.3
    last quarter hour 1.4 4.9

    They got beat by wgcl

    did you hear the line wgcl used about kiddie porn? “you may think it’s only done by dirty old men…”

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  2. The Veazer

    This happened in Sock Man’s neighborhood. Has anybody checked on Sock Man’s whereabouts?

    [[ OMG — so true! – LAF ]]

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  3. scott hedeen

    “A NAKED KNOCKER…IS GIVING SOME METRO WOMEN…QUITE A SCARE….
    ONE VICTIM SHARES HER STORY…”

    “sell it… don’t tell it”. If i watched news on TV anymore… i’d tune in. Sure… I’d think it was a Dada-ist take on the Tut exhibit …but then… that’s me.

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  4. scott hedeen

    “Flasher”

    Addition. I want to acknowledge that… “flasher” is an old school way of being a perv. very 80’s. In the modern age of “connectivity” and “social networking”… it’s a very “retro” throwback (think the whole “cocktail nation” thing from 1996… ) way to be a complete sexual offender. I’m thinking like “Classic Weirdo Chic” is making a comeback?

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  5. Don B

    Geeee, I went streaking(very 70’s) back in college. Would that have been labeled a FLASHER in the 80’s? A pervert in the 90’s? A naked knocker in the 2000’s? When he gets caught, can he just tell the cop, geeeee, I was just streaking……………….

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  6. Nose Fernews

    The only problem I have is the description of the flasher— come on, now…how many 5’8-5’10 black males are there in their late 20’s/early 30’s in metro Atlanta??!! That’s irresponsible– and frankly, no one is going to recognize the dude until he pulls out his wanker!

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