Newscaster Casually Drops ‘Jigaboo’ Into Conversation (VIDEO)

February 24, 2015 | celebrity | Lex Jurgen | 0 Comments


Never let TV newscasters go off teleprompter. It’s like shore leave for long at sea sailors. Somebody’s getting crabs to the face. Former Miss Missouri Kristi Capel let one fly on her Cleveland evening newscast by mentioning that Lady Gaga’s naturally talented voice is often lost behind all her ‘jigaboo’ music. If you look closely, you’ll note the microsecond spasm on the face of her black co-anchor who guffaws lightly as trained over and over again in newscaster school. Capel immediately apologized on Twitter because you’re not really supposed to use the word jigaboo in public company since 1911.

I do apologize if I offended you. I didn’t know the meaning behind it or that it was even a word.

Normally, I’d say that excuse is bullshit. Past teething age you don’t casually drop words that you don’t know are even words. You’re not living in a Dr. Seuss book where somebody complains their thromdimbulator is busted. Yet, it’s impossible to overestimate the plain idiocy of TV newscasters. I buy the fact she’s desperately trying to form a complete sentence without cues. Somebody find a Cleveland area human interest story not involving the phrase ‘body found’ and get that prompter back on. Redemption time.

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