American Morning’s John Roberts made sure he got it right today. As the 6 o’clock (ET) C Block began with a picturesque shot of Charleston with its beautiful bridge in the background, he laughed, “It’s Charleston, not Myrtle Beach.”
Befuddled, co-host Kiran Chetry asked, “Why? Why are you laughing? What do you mean?” John answered, “You weren’t here Friday, were you? That’s right: we had a little incident….It’s that flipping bridge!” He added, “I’ll fill you in on the whole thing later.”
For the AM audience who were not tuned in Friday, the author will fill you in. When John opened a segment with guest co-host Carol Costello to a similar shot of Charleston Friday, he identified the city as Myrtle Beach. When he realized his mistake, AM’s abashed Wikiman declared that he knew that “freaking” bridge: Then growing more agitated, he called it a “frucking” bridge. Surprised and amused, Carol asked if he could say that on television, and John promptly responded that they would know if he returned Monday. Obviously, he did.