Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gonzo journalism

I'd like to see this movie.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Journalist Fight Book

You gotta love the title of Eugene Robinson's new book about brawling...

"Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking"

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It seems Robinson knows this subject well -- he's a competitive fighter himself. He was on NPR recently talking about his book. Listen to the interview here.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Anderson Cooper 360: Paparazzi fight

This action-packed clip appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 recently....it's a video of photographers brawling in Istanbul, Turkey.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Journalist vs Optician; Anderson Cooper weighs in

Toronto CityNews reporter Peter Silverman confronts a disgruntled store owner. Chaos ensues.

Thankfully, Peter wasn't hurt during the incident.

When the video was featured on CNN last February, fellow journalist Anderson Cooper quipped: "His beat almost earned him a beating."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Roseanne Roseannadanna vs. Columbia School of Journalism

Roseanne Roseannadanna (a.k.a Gilda Radner) addresses the graduating class of the Columbia School of Journalism. You can find this clip on "Gilda Live."

Sunday, March 30, 2008

ABC Reporter vs. WWF Wrestler

This is a classic. It happened back in December 1984, when 20/20 reporter John Stossel interviewed pro wrestler "Dr. D" David Schultz.

When Stossel questioned the authenticity of wrestling, Dr. D responded with his fist:

You can read all about it here:

(New York Times 2/23/85)

Angry Celebrities Fight Back

TV Reporter vs. Car Chase Suspect

WREG-TV reporter Andy Wise dukes it out with a DUI suspect outside of a Memphis courthouse.

More on the incident here....and here's raw footage of the fight:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Reporter vs. ATV

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Borat vs. Harry Smith

Monday, March 24, 2008

Journalism Music Video: Eminem + Newsies

I love this one. It's a mashup of Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" and scenes from the movie Newsies, you know, that 1992 newspaper flick starring Christian Bale.

via NewsiesFreak

Reporter vs. Pavement

ABC 7 News meteorologist Tracy Butler takes a ride on a scooter, and almost takes out a person walking on the sidewalk. Wearing a helmet was definitely a smart move.

Microphone Theft

Some guy decides to steal this Fox news reporter's microphone...while she's in the middle of doing a live interview:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mika Brzezinski vs. Paris Hilton

Watch this video clip of MSNBC journalist Mika Brzezinski refusing to lead the news program with another story about Paris Hilton. Mika doesn't back down...she even rips up the script.

"I'm done with the Paris Hilton Story!"


Technorati Profile

Fox News Reporter Attacked By Angry Couple

Yikes. This is pretty crazy...


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Journalism Music Video of the Week

Chamillionaire rocks the anchor desk in this clip:

"Welcome to the evening news, I thank you all for tuning in,
Yes, I'm your host and your journalist, here Chamillionaire,
so let the news begin,
Our helicopters out in the streets look at the screen, an' let's zoom it in,
'cause Cashis is live at the scene, hey Cashis how are you my friend?"

Fighting for his microphone

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

TV reporter vs. Martial arts instructor

The reporter asks him to demonstrate a judo move....and then he slams her to the floor. Ouch.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Journalist vs. Bjork

Bjork goes ballistic and clobbers a reporter:

Reporter gets bombarded by snowballs

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Reporter vs. Sled......(ouch!)

Will Sullivan
brought this incredible video to my attention. This poor TV journo gets hit by a sled, does a full flip in the air, and still manages to finish his report, and sign off...from the ground:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

News Anchor vs. Reporter

Did you see this on Gawker?

News anchor Jim Ryan and reporter Dick Oliver trade jabs on live TV:

[Hat tip to David Cohn for suggesting this one.]