Naughty pic accidentally makes the news

Naughty pic accidentally makes the news

Usually, the news is rather drab. It’s all bad weather predictions (‘murky and mild,’ today’s weather-lady reported) and political he-said, she-said distress. But every now and then there’s a great big news blooper that makes it all worthwhile.

A Czech TV news station really put their foot in it last week as a monitor behind a news presenter showed a close up of a man’s penis on day-time television during the day’s highlights. Surprised viewers were somewhat shocked, and the complaints started rolling in.

The picture, situated on one of the monitors just behind the news presenter’s head, left nothing to the imagination as the poor presented recounted the day’s big stories. He was supposedly unaware of the commotion behind him and the hundreds of complaints phoning through instantly.

The 4pm news anchor Daniel Takac carried on as if nothing was out of the ordinary, and staff behind him tittered and laughed before replacing the offensive image with that of a green vegetable. The image, the broadcasting station later admitted, was a part of documentary that was being reviewed. ‘We should have been aware of timing and not had that particular scene playing when we went on air,’ they added.

This isn’t the first time that a penis has made a surprise appearance on the news. Earlier this year, Siobhan Riley, a reporter on the live TV news show ABC12, unwittingly drew a giant penis on a map of mid-Michigan. She was attempting to highlight an area affect by traffic congestion – and the resultant image is undeniably phallic.

The clip of Riley’s giant penis drawing has gone viral, and hundreds of commenters have remarked about her intentions. Unlike Takac, it would have been possible for Riley to have introduced the penis into the prime-time news bulletin on purpose. One commenter included the rather apt quote, ‘Sometimes a cigar is just a? cigar and sometimes there is a giant cock. ~ Sigmund Freud

Marie Salbuvik

MS, Lund University, Sweden

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