Published on Apr 21, 2013
'F****** s***!': Brand new weekend news anchor begins television career with unfortunate stream of profanities. A NEWS anchor has been caught dropping the F-bomb in a live TV gaffe, forcing the station to suspend him after viewers complained.
KFYR news anchor A.J. Clemente began his nightly broadcast in Bismarck by saying "F*ckin sh*t" into his microphone, which was on.
The footage of him swearing on live TV has gone viral around the world.
The station was forced to suspend him after they were inundated with complaints.
News director Monica Hannan has replied to the barrage of criticism on the TV station's Facebook page.
She wrote: "To all of you who are writing in...I want to apologise for an incident that occurred prior to our early newscast this evening, when one of our employees used profanity on the air.
"He did not realise his microphone was on, but still, that's no excuse.
"WE train our reporters to always assume that any microphone is live at any time.
"Unfortunately, that was not enough in this case. WE can't take back what was said.
"The person involved has been suspended until we resolve the situation.
"All we can do at this point is ask for your forgiveness, and I can offer my personal assurance that I will do my best to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again under my watch.
Monica Hannan, KFYR-TV News Director"
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