The recent Reza Aslan interview by 'Fox News' anchor Lauren Green was definitely uncomfortable. Repeatedly questioning Aslan's interest and credentials for writing a book on Christianity while being a practicing Muslim created tension during the interview that is making it more than buzzworthy. The interview is a good example of the importance of doing quality research before interviewing someone.
Even with the Reza Aslan interview being a viral hit for its negative outcome, it definitely inspires a look at some of those bizarre media situations that have sprung up over the years. When the lights go on and the cameras are running live, you're looking at a scenario that can immediately turn bad at any moment. From weather reporters being blown away while covering hurricanes to amazingly done satirical reports from 'The Onion,' all of these noteworthy situations have inspired a wealth of different emotions.
Stats for 69 Bizarre Media Situations
Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 2,286 clicks in 143 w
Interest: 0.6 minutes
Concept: Reza Aslan Interview
Related: 473 examples / 364 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 173 similar articles, including: flipping-off leader ads, twitpics as news, and political tape ad.
Twitpics as News
Flipping-Off Leader Ads
Political Tape Ad
Gas Prices Causing People to Strip and Get Shot
Political SNL Parodies II
Inspired by Fox News’ Awkward Reza Aslan Interview
By: Paul Maccarone - Published: Jul 30, 2013