Detroit’s Fourth Estate: Ratings Hungry and Crazy

Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better I found the microphone throwing footage on WXYZ’s website. Awesome. I’m pretty sure this is what yesterday’s article was about:

Raw Footage of Microphone Throwing

From the footage, it’s obvious that Kilpatrick is feeling a little stressed. His body language and the short roughing up he gave the reporter clearly show this. The reporter was being a douchebag though, just repeating the same question over and over again, like Kilpatrick is going to stop and have a candid conversation with him or something. It’s obviously sweeps.

About 75% of the way through, Kilpatrick turns to the cameraman, who I suspect is black, and talks to him in a “we’re in this together” tone, in a strange racially charged moment. Other than that, the video is pretty much what you’d expect – the reporter pestering the mayor and the mayor ignoring him, for the most part.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 11:37 am

    I appreciate the work that reporters do in getting stories and I am not condoning the actions of the mayor, but the reporter was like a pesky gnat trying to corner an elephant and the mayor’s timing was smooth and perfectly timed. Thanks for finding the video.



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