This is What Happens When Technology Fails Live on Air

By Sam Gibbs on at

One poor Australian news anchor was left literally speechless, babbling about various bits of stories, when her autocue failed mid-way through a story. This just goes to show that without that scrolling script telling them what to say, anchors are just like the rest of us, floundering around in front of the live camera.

I almost expected a "go fuck yourself, San Diego" Ron Burgundy moment for a minute. You have to sympathise with her though; what the hell would you do live on TV if the thing that feeds you information cocks up and leaves you hanging? Ouch. [YouTube via Cnet]