We are hearing reports at 8pm Wednesday evening of flooding in Idaho City, Weiser, and now Eagle.
The GUARDIAN wants to serve notice here and now that any TV news reporter caught on camera standing in floodwater will be subject to public ridicule and shame. The only thing worse is to sit in the studio during fire season in a dirty yellow shirt.
All your mommas taught you better than to play in the water wearing your good clothes!
Award winners will be posted below and we accept nominations by name and channel call letters.
WE HAVE A WINNER!!
BRANDI SMITH of KIVI at “TODAY’S 6” is the first DOPE REPORTER AWARD winner. She was nicely dressed in a blazer and skirt caught standing in dirty flood water up to her bare knees not even wearing boots in Eagle. What a brave reporter to take off her shoes and wade in the flood water for the camera! Congratulations Brandi as the first dope reporter award winner this season. 10 Pm Wednesday show.
SCOTT LOGAN of KBCI Channel 2 confessed that he too had been caught on camera wading in floodwater. Apparently Guardian readers don’t watch that station–despite intellectual coverage for the most part–because no one reported his misdeed. He claims to have slogged on camera to reach people he interviewed. Probably worth the DOPE AWARD for being on camera, but BRANDI still is our leader. Wading is OK, just don’t do it on camera.
A Reader nomination:
Ysabel Bilbao, Idaho Snooz Channel-7, was seen crossing the ‘raging flood waters’ to get an interview with a man whose house was “on an island.” She even looked back at the cameraman while she was making her way to the interview while carrying the tripod. What a trooper. In her good clothes too!
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