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69 Bizarre Media Situations

Inspired by Fox News’ Awkward Reza Aslan Interview

— July 30, 2013 — Pop Culture
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.

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Freshness
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Newscaster Spoof Songs
Newscaster Spoof Songs
Jimmy Fallon & Brian Williams Make the U.S. Financial Cliff Into a Slow Jam
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Rapping Meteorologist Reports
Rapping Meteorologist Reports
FOX 14’s Nick Kosir Gives Hip Hop Weather Forecasts
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64
Reporter Murder Infographics
Reporter Murder Infographics
Silenced to Death Covers the Deadliest Countries for Journalists
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63
Auto-Tuned Political Mashups
Auto-Tuned Political Mashups
Schmoyoho Hilariously Songifies the Presidential Final Debate
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62
Skeptical Media Graphs
Skeptical Media Graphs
The 'How Does the American Public Rate News Media' Chart is Distrustful
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61
President Mash-Up Videos
President Mash-Up Videos
The Obama Singing LMFAO Clip is Hilarious
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60
Musical Political Debate Parodies
Musical Political Debate Parodies
Auto-Tuned US Presidential Debate is Hilarious and Entertaining
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59
Elvish Climate Predictions
Elvish Climate Predictions
The Middle-earth Weather Forecast Reports on Hobbiton
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58
Politically Charged Pop Parodies
Politically Charged Pop Parodies
Wrong Direction Sing for Mitt Romney's Full Disclosure
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57
Singing Gas Patron Videos
Singing Gas Patron Videos
This Gas Pump Karaoke Clip Shows How Customers Sing for Free Gas
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56
Hilarious Weather Stunts
Hilarious Weather Stunts
This Fake Sandstorm by Romanian Reporter Adrian Boioglu is Full of Fail
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55
Auto-Tuned Political Tirades
Auto-Tuned Political Tirades
The Col. Gaddafi Viral Music Video Parody Gets Attention
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54
Crossdressing Political Spoofs
Crossdressing Political Spoofs
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter Dress as Newt and Calista Gingrich
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53
Blog Indignation
Blog Indignation
Fox News Team Viral Video Forces Apologies About Afghanistan Remarks
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52
Enabling Citizen Journalism
Enabling Citizen Journalism
YouTube Reporters' Center Launches in Wake of Iran Elections
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51
Pointless Political Standoffs
Pointless Political Standoffs
U.N. and Cypress At Odds Over Asparagus
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50
Ex-Politician Pundits
Ex-Politician Pundits
The New Fox News Contributor Sarah Palin
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49
Hilarious Periodical Photo Bombs
Hilarious Periodical Photo Bombs
An Anonymous Photographed Transit Passengers with Celebrity Faces
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48
Auto-Tuned News Story Virals
Auto-Tuned News Story Virals
The Antoine Dodson Story Gets a Musical Makeover
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47
Interactive Front Page Ads
Interactive Front Page Ads
This Ad by the Life Insurance Company Prudential Uses Social Media
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46
Positive News Filters
Positive News Filters
The Recession Blocker Blacks Out Unwelcome Words
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45
Interactive Inaugural Updates
Interactive Inaugural Updates
CNN and Facebook Streaming Partnership Crowns Obama King of the WWW
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44
Hurricane Video Montages – Reporters Blasted by Hurricane Gustav
Hurricane Video Montages – Reporters Blasted by Hurricane Gustav
Reporters Blasted by Hurricane Gustav
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43
Ignorant Wartime Ads
Ignorant Wartime Ads
The Reporters Without Borders Campaign Encourages Intaking of Information
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42
Crumpled Dictator Ads
Crumpled Dictator Ads
The Reporters Without Borders Print Campaign is Heartening
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41
Immature News Headlines
Immature News Headlines
Christian News Uses Gay Play on Words
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40
Bizarre Newspaper Ads
Bizarre Newspaper Ads
The Metro Everyday Nonsense Campaign Explains Strange Situations
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39
Borat Speaks to CNN
Borat Speaks to CNN
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38
Social Goofing
Social Goofing
Odd Uses For Twitter, From Farting Office Chairs to Tweeting Kitties
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37
Giant Public Turkey Stuffing
Giant Public Turkey Stuffing
The 55 Ft Bird Basting Hoax
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36
Uncensored English News
Uncensored English News
Al-Jazeera Launches in English
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35
High-End Imposter Pranks
High-End Imposter Pranks
A Psy Impersonator Tricked the Organizers of Cannes Film Festival 2013
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34
Publicity Stunt Fails
Publicity Stunt Fails
Balloon Boy Saga Becomes the Falcon Heene Hoax
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33
Innovative News Placement in Ads
Innovative News Placement in Ads
CNN's Advernewsment
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32
Hilarious Extreme Weather Clips
Hilarious Extreme Weather Clips
The Ultimate Hurricane Reporter Fails Compilation is Amusing
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31
Nonsensical News Captions
Nonsensical News Captions
Ian Collins Adds Surreal Captions to Random News Images
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30
Reporters as Shooting Targets
Reporters as Shooting Targets
'Journalists Are Targets' by Ryan Teixeira Shows Inherent Danger
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29
Political Pundit Parodies
Political Pundit Parodies
Lil' Bill O'Reilly
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28
Internet Memes in the News
Internet Memes in the News
‘25 Random Things About Me' Makes the New York Times
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27
Sports Commentators as Players
Sports Commentators as Players
'NTV Spor' Analysts are IN the Action
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26
Cheesy Therapy
Cheesy Therapy
Does the Puzzling Lindsey Vonn Topfen Cheese Remedy Actually Work?
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25
Fake Punditry
Fake Punditry
The Onion News Network Demystifies Reality Shows and the Science of Skank
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24
Faux Magazine Hero Covers
Faux Magazine Hero Covers
These Avengers Magazines Will Interest Comic Book Fans
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23
Money-Covering Crises Ads
Money-Covering Crises Ads
The Amnesty International France Campaign Promotes Personal Donations
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22
Photoshopping For Evil: Fox News Makes NY Times Reporters Ugly
Photoshopping For Evil: Fox News Makes NY Times Reporters Ugly
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21
Presidential Reporting Campaigns
Presidential Reporting Campaigns
The CNN Foreign Politics Ads are 'Live From the Source'
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20
News Anchor Dance Parties
News Anchor Dance Parties
WGN's Weekend Team Busts a Move
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19
Live Revolutions on Twitter
Live Revolutions on Twitter
With All Media Channels Blocked, Moldova Shows Conflict on Interne
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18
Political YouTube Pranks
Political YouTube Pranks
Nancy Pelosi's Rick Roll + Senate and House Launch Own Channels
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17
Perverse Censorship Campaigns
Perverse Censorship Campaigns
The Reporters Without Borders 2011 Ads are Easily Misinterpreted
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16
Presidential Reporter Ads
Presidential Reporter Ads
The CNN News 'Live from the Source' Campaign Delivers a Fresh Message
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15
Meme-Worthy News Stories
Meme-Worthy News Stories
Crasher Squirrel Goes Viral, Gets a Feature on CNN
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14
Gas Prices Causing People to Strip and Get Shot
Gas Prices Causing People to Strip and Get Shot
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13
Interviews via Hologram
Interviews via Hologram
Will.i.am Beamed Onto CNN To Talk Obama
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12
Wall Street Pranks
Wall Street Pranks
Jokers Make Light of Bankruptcy on CNN
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11
Television Caption Fails
Television Caption Fails
Computer Mistakes Make for Viral Laughs
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10
Ultra Sarcastic Political Ads
Ultra Sarcastic Political Ads
McCains' "Hot Chicks Dig Obama" Campaign
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9
Cheeky Boy Scouts
Cheeky Boy Scouts
Tweens Offer Free Breast Exams
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8
Viral Presidential Duets
Viral Presidential Duets
Barry's First Duet With Obama Girl Rocks
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7
Hip-Hop News Parodies
Hip-Hop News Parodies
‘Auto-Tune the News' Lampoons Carrie Prejean & Other Headlines
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6
Political Fashion Analysts
Political Fashion Analysts
Nina Garcia Hates Sarah Palin Glasses
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5
Political Tape Ad
Political Tape Ad
Silencing Bush, Chávez, Sócrates & Berlusconi
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4
Political SNL Parodies II
Political SNL Parodies II
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Katie Couric
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3
Twitpics as News
Twitpics as News
Haiti Earthquake Pictures Hit Twitter Before Traditional News
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2
Science Of Bad Pizza Toppings
Science Of Bad Pizza Toppings
The Onion Research Project
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Flipping-Off Leader Ads
Flipping-Off Leader Ads
The Reporters Without Borders 2013 Campaign Addresses Controversial Issues
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