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This Haunts Me: The Hilarious and Terrifying World of News Bloopers

There's an entire genre of YouTube videos that consists of nothing but news bloopers, and they're equal parts hilarious and panic-inducing.

"Right after the break, we're going to interview Erik Weihenmayer, who climbed the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, but he's gay—I mean, he's gay, excuse me, he's blind."

Back in the early 2000's a young news anchor in New Mexico had a slip of the tongue on live TV that has enterred the annals of news blooper history.

Gay Mount

Cynthia Izaguirre had just gotten done reporting on a separate story discussing activism for gay rights, and was setting up a segment with the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, and her thoughts got twisted on the way to her mouth, resulting in a 14-second clip that would live on in infamy.

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Sorry Joe Scarborough, Holding Criminals Accountable Is Exactly What Americans Do

"We are Americans, and we do not do that." Uh, yeah Joe, we do.

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After making an appearance at Game 5 of the World Series, Donald Trump got an unexpected surprise–he learned that pretty much everybody at the game hated him.

In a karmic callback to the "lock her up!" chants that continue to arise at every Trump rally in reference to Hillary Clinton, baseball fans gleefully chanted "lock him up!" as soon as Donald Trump showed up on the jumbotron. (As an aside, Clinton was fully investigated by the State Department for using a private email, and while investigators agreed that her online behavior was not necessarily safe, they found "no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information." Trump's family has done the exact same thing while working in the US government, which seems ridiculously hypocritical, but what else is new?)

Here's Trump being publicly jeered during America's favorite pastime:

And here's his face after realizing what's happening. Hilarious:

While everyone who isn't an absolute troglodyte is fine with the American people voicing their disdain for an international mobster and 25-times-accused, alleged-but-pretty-much-self-admitted sex offender occupying the highest political office in the country, one bespectacled termite held tight to his pearls.

MSNBC Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough––a man who has built a career on his inability to distinguish between a fencepost and a chair––had this to say:

"We are Americans, and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant 'Lock him up' to this president or to any president."

Except, here's the thing, Joe: Yeah. We really do do that.

The rest of the world needs to know that the majority of the American people reject Donald Trump. Currently, 54.6% of Americans disapprove of Donald Trump (40.6% approve and the rest, presumably, are in a collective coma). Over half the country currently supports opening an impeachment inquiry. And, while it's been said ad nauseum, it always bears repeating: Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. In short, Trump might represent America as a landmass, but he does not represent the will of the majority American populace.

In America, we should want criminals to be held accountable regardless of whether or not they are the President. We should want criminals held accountable regardless of whether or not they are Democrats or Republicans, or if we agree with their personal views. In the United States, nobody should be above the law. Especially if they're the President.

So, sorry Joe, but you're very, very wrong. Reach way up into your butt and pry out that fence post before it pierces an organ. The American people are speaking, and it's time to listen. Lock him up.

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Joe Scarborough Finds the Funk and More New Music for Your Weekend

Plus new music from Yola, The Mowgli's, Molly Chapman and more.

RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of the top singles, albums, and videos of the week, so you can head into your weekend with a new list of killer tunes.


Independent Counsel of Funk | "She Ain't Got You Yet"

Independent Counsel of Funk, the brainchild of Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, takes a funk-infused stand in their latest single. Scarborough wrote, arranged, and produced the track as a teaser for more singles to follow in partnership with Sony's RED MUSIC.

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American Football | "Every Wave To Ever Rise" (ft. Elizabeth Powell)

Indie outfit American Football paired up with Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell for the latest track off their forthcoming album. "We were all crazy about her voice already," said frontman Mike Kinsella. "The melody and some fill in lyrics were already written and demoed but once she was on board I thought it'd be fun/add some depth to her 'character' by having her sing a line in French."

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Molly Chapman | Not Yo Bitch

Molly Chapman - Not Yo Bitch (Official Music Video)

Molly Chapman is over toxic masculinity, and she makes that abundantly clear in her cheeky video.

You Might Also Like: Cardi B, Meghan Trainor, Dua Lipa

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Yola | Walk Through Fire

British soul queen Yola teamed up with Dan Auerbach for the release of her first solo album. Yola puts a soulful spin on traditional country, carefully assembled to set her apart from other Nashville hopefuls.

You Might Also Like: The Long Ryders, Dan Auerbach, The Raconteurs

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Pacific Northwest artist Mike Edel paired up with Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla for his latest studio album. Edel takes the concept of "radio friendly" music and adds his own flair, effectively raising the bar for everyone in the Seattle music scene.

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Bobby Long | Sultans

In his fourth album, British singer-songwriter Bobby Long opened himself up and and added a splash of unfiltered honesty. "Vocally this album was different for me," he said. "I was really inspired by John Lennon's vocals and the rawness he would get, especially on early Beatles records or his solo stuff. Letting emotion get in the way and kind of showing my true colours. I wanted to be brave, especially on the deeply personal songs so I just left it all out there."

You Might Also Like: Marcus Foster, Johnny Flynn, Sam Bradley

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The Mowgli's | American Feelings

California indie collective The Mowgli's infuse their latest EP with their signature breezy style and heart warming lyrics. "This EP speaks to the youth of America," says vocal/guitarist Josh Hogan "Being a person is hard, and we're all just trying to be people here."

You Might Also Like: Youngblood Hawke, Atlas Genius, Vinyl Theater

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Allie Delyanis is an award-winning and losing freelance journalist based in New York City. She likes bands, books, breakfast food, and would love to be David Sedaris when she grows up. You can find more of her work on

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