A.J. Clemente Fired: Cussing and Eight Other Things Reporters Shouldn't Do on Live TV [Video]
Kids, do not try this at home.
Sure, things have turned out OK so far for A.J. Clemente. Fired after dropping some Quentin Tarantino-like dialogue into his first (and last) newscast for NBC's affiliate in Bismarck, North Dakota, Clemente has since gone viral and appeared on David Letterman's late-night show.
See him on "Letterman":
But the larger point remains: There are some things anchors and reporters should never, ever do on live TV.
1. Don't let your guard down, especially when you don't have a blind-side tackle on your team.
2. Please, please, please don't vomit (although, if you must, then a cheery disposition is appreciated).
3. Don't confuse visual impairment for sexual orientation (and, frankly, it's unclear why you ever would).
The gay, whoops, blind climber Erik Weihenmayer bore no grudge -- he even sat down with anchor Cynthia Izaguirre in 2012.