KARK: Spoof video not a laughing matter | Arkansas Blog

Friday, July 9, 2010

KARK: Spoof video not a laughing matter

Posted By on Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Arkansas Business reports that four KARK employees have been fired and several others suspended for participating in joke videos — posted for a time on YouTube — that used the Channel 4 newsroom as a setting. In the video, reporter Pete Thompson laments the drudgery of ginning out reports for the evening newscast.

No more.

Here's the offending video. It has its moments.

Pete and Co: Care to film a sequel for us?

Rick Rogala, KARK's general manager, issued a statement:

"In a very unfortunate series of incidents, a number of KARK employees acted on their own accord to produce unauthorized, offensive and distasteful videos that were subsequently posted to the internet. I am personally shocked and saddened by the behavior of these employees. KARK has no tolerance for this type of behavior and messages that degrade and discredit our community and our employees.

"As a result, those involved have faced swift and appropriate disciplinary action. On behalf of the dedicated team members of KARK who take great pride in their community and profession, I would like to extend our sincerest apologies."

Live by the camera die by the camera: Among the others fired was Thompson's wife Courtney Collins. He proposed to her on-air in a surprise proposal. See below.

WILL YOU? The on-air proposal.
  • WILL YOU? The on-air proposal.

Tags: , , , ,


Favorite

Comments (48)

Showing 1-48 of 48

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-48 of 48

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Frank Scott adds name to mayor's race

    There are now officially four candidates for Little Rock mayor with Frank Scott Jr.'s filing on Monday.
    • Aug 14, 2018
  • Frank Broyles remembered in film

    A 14-minute film on the late Frank Broyles, Razorback football coach and athletic director, is now online on the UA website.
    • Aug 14, 2018
  • Who knew? George Soros has targeted Arkansas!

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge regularly bends the truth to suit her narrative of the day, but she gets extra credit for dragging George Soros into her re-election campaign.
    • Aug 14, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation