A.J. Clemente was making his on-air debut as a news anchor on a station in Bismark, ND, on Monday night. As the broadcast opening plays, you can hear him say "f-ing s***" behind the voice-over. He was visibly flustered by his mistake and stumbles over his brief introduction. He was fired later that night.
Good response by the station, or overreaction? Fireable offense since it risked the station being fined by the FCC? Cut the new guy a bit of slack, especially since it happened *before* the camera was on? Or shouldn't anyone who wants to be a news anchor -- even in Bismarck -- know not to swear in the studio in case a microphone is live?