Sh*t Crazy Newsroom Callers Say

by - July 18, 2013

Caller: "I missed your 5:00 news. Did y'all have a story on those cops quitin'?"

Me: "We actually had that story yesterday at 5:00."

Caller: "Oh. Well I called *the other station* and they didn't do the story at all. They told me they didn't think it was a story. Can you believe that?"

Me: "Ma'am, do you have a question or something about the story?"

Caller: "No. I just wanted to let y'all know *the other station* didn't do a story on it."

Disclaimer: Some names and locations have been changed or omitted.

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  1. Hi, Ashton! You should host a TV show entitled Newsroom Callers Say the Darndest Things. (Dated, old guy reference to programs hosted by Bill Cosby and Art Linkletter.)

    I remember people calling my newsroom and saying things like "My son Jimmy is having a birthday party this weekend and I think it would make a terrific news story. Can you send a reporter and camera crew?" (LOL)

    Ashton, you and I have been friends for a long time. Two or three years ago I gave you a blog award but, by golly, I feel like giving you another one. Two days from now, on Saturday, July 20, I will be celebrating my 5 year blog anniversary and I'd like you to join me and pick up your award. If you're working or busy and can't make it over on Saturday I hope you will swing by in the days that immediately follow. Let's celebrate our wonderful ongoing and long lasting blog friendship this weekend, okay?