Dammit, Janet

Top Ten Reasons Reporters Should Not Profess Devotion to their Significant Others in TV Stories:

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10.  After the break-up, it will still live forever on the web.

9.  You’re not likely to do it as stylishly and amiably as John Gerard did.

8.  Odds are, your significant other isn’t as absurdly adorable as Janet, nor are you as adorable as John Gerard.

Team Coverage: John and Janet

7.  Folks will continually ask:  Is that really your girlfriend?

6.  Next time, you’ll have to record a song for her.

5.  When she tells you “we’re getting a pet together,” you’ll have no choice but to agree.

4.  Subsequently, you’ll have to buy her jewelry.  It’s a slippery slope, yo.

3.  TV viewers will suspect the worst when they see you out alone.

2.  You don’t want to be another Commuter Dude copycat.

1.  You’ll tick off your coworkers and competitors, whose significant others will hound them with “Hey, Lame-O.  Where’s my on-air valentine?”

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10 thoughts on “Dammit, Janet

  1. JimmyD

    Funny stuff! Normally I would consider this cheeseball stuff not something I want to see on air, but I’ve got to say, he pulled it off.

    Yet another sign how different WXIA is from the rest of the pack.

    My wife has solved the dilemma of how to watch y’all and still get some news. She gets up a little earlier, and DVR’s both WXIA and WSB. First stop is a quick check of ‘SB to see who shot who and what actually happened, then it’s on to WXIA for the non-news content.

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    1. wagwar

      Ouch! Was that a compliment? 🙂
      I think y’all should call everyone ‘dudes’:
      Reporter-dude
      Anchor-dude
      Weather-dude
      Sports-dude
      Winnie-dude

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  2. JimmyD

    I think it’s a compliment in the sense they’re trying something different, and a commentary on how well it’s not quite what she’s looking for. She likes the human element a lot. In fact, I know of three people she has actually shared the above discussed package with-every one of them thought it was cute.

    However, the fact that you have to also check out WSB to see what actually happened is a bit of a problem.

    Seriously, keep up the good work, but try to remember that people still want to know the “real” news stories.

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  3. KD

    Sorry, but I found it quite creepy. A “newsperson” goes out to do a story and then hits on the subject. Ick.
    And that they had to banter about it to fill time was sad.
    What size market is this?

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