‘Las Liberd da scraping jail times’: Fox News host suffers hilarious teleprompter failure while reading story about awakened LA DA George Gascon as viewers liken fatal mistake to ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy
- Fox News host Harris Faulkner, 56, had a funny accident while on air after she failed to read the teleprompter correctly and made a verbal error.
- Faulkner was reporting on the smashing and theft and reading “Las Liberal da scraping jail Times of those convicted of criminal offences” in reference to George Gascon
- The host was then compared to a fictional announcer from the 2004 movie Anchorman: The Legend of Run Burgundy played by Will Ferrell.
- Ferrell’s character is famous for reading the teleprompter exactly as it appears without hesitation
Fox News anchor Ron Burgundy had her own moment on Monday after she failed to read the teleprompter correctly resulting in a funny verbal error.
Anchor Harris Faulkner, 56, was reporting on smash-and-grab robberies in Los Angeles when she stumbled upon her own words in a similar light to the famous Anchorman.
In the context of Burgundy, the broadcaster began throwing nonsense when referring to Los Angeles Attorney General George Gascon who was criticized for his liberal policies and for failing to address the city’s high crime rate.
Faulkner read “Las Liberal da Abolition of Jail Times for Juveniles Convicted of Criminal Offenses” while apparently unaware that she had completely mispronounced the name of Los Angeles and the district attorney. She should have said, “Los Angeles’ liberal penal code abolished prison terms for juveniles convicted of criminal offenses.”
She was then targeted for the incident and has been compared to the famous Burgundy teleprompter incident from the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner had a Ron Burgundy moment after she misread the teleprompter while reporting smash-and-grab crimes in Los Angeles.
The fictional film announcer, played by Will Ferrell, was famous for reading the teleprompter version exactly as it appears without hesitation.
The fictional broadcaster, played by actor and comedian Will Ferrell, is best known for his famous “Stay Classy San Diego” catchphrase and of course his signature style of the 1970s.
In the 2004 movie, the character is also famous for reading the teleprompter as it sounds.
As he signs, a question mark is accidentally placed at the end of his name with Ferrell saying “I’m Ron Burgundy?” With a confused look on his face.
The producer in the film, played by Fred Willard, is angry about the mistake because he knows Burgundy will read the teleprompter word for word without hesitation.
“For the last time, anything you put on that glaze, it will read burgundy!” The product says.
This muzzle also appears later in the movie after tampering with the teleprompter version when he says “Go F*** Yourself San Diego” instead of the usual catchphrase.
Social media users also noticed the comparison on Twitter
As in the film, spoken error and teleprompter copy error are common occurrences in everyday newsrooms.
Faulkner, unlike her counterpart, also has six Emmys to her name for her work in broadcasting, as noted by the Daily Beast.
Social media users also commented on the humorous incident on Twitter.
NPSbuffbartlet tweeted, “I’m Harris Faulkner?
@pbrown999 tweeted: “The show writer will have to spell Dee AYYY next time.”
@lovedforaday noted: ‘I don’t know what’s funnier: las liberal da’ or saying scrape instead of slander.