Red Eye Alert: Ombudsman Levy Off [Updated]

“New Year’s Eve special is Saturday at 12:30 a.m.” NOT! Ironically, on a day that “TV’s Andy Levy” left his usual role as Red Eye ombudsman to fill in for Greg Gutfeld as anchor, he did not catch a manifest mistake in his final segment.

As Levy returned to RE‘s final block this morning, he declared, “Hey, don’t forget our annual New Year’s Eve special airs this Saturday at 12:30 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time right after Fox News Channel’s ‘All-American New Year’ with Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly ringing in 2012 live from Times Square.” Underneath him, compounding the error, an RE chyron blared, “Our New Year’s Eve Special Is Saturday at 12:30 AM ET/PT.” Not quite: if RE follows Bill and Megyn ushering in the New Year, RE will be on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET.

Red Eye fans, time to reset your DVR’s.

Update: Early this morning (12/29/11), chronologically-challenged “TV’s Andy Levy” repeated his mistake on RE. Before the “Post-Game Wrap-Up,” Levy said, “Remember, our New Year’s Eve special airs Saturday at 12:30 a.m. Eastern….[i]t’s right after Fox News Channel’s “All-American New Year” with Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly ringing in 2012 live from Times Square.” Perhaps, RE‘s addled ombudsman jester can be forgiven for his slackness: today, he Tweeted, “Ugh I’m still writing 2011 on all my checks. (Too soon?)”

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5 Responses to “Red Eye Alert: Ombudsman Levy Off [Updated]”

  1. larrykelly Says:

    picky

    picky

    picky

  2. Anonymous Says:

    If Drea Tantaros wasn’t sitting in the “leg” chair flashing her luscious gams to boost ratings, nobody would watch that silly crap.

  3. Al Says:

    While technically incorrect, my guess is they discussed this in advance and decided to go with calling it “Saturday”. For most people, “12:30am Sunday” is also known as “Saturday night”.

  4. larrykelly Says:

    Al and anymouse look alike.

  5. jakeho Says:

    Exactly, Al. If as you said, “For most people, ’12:30am Sunday’ is also known as ‘Saturday night,'” then for most people “12:30 am Saturday” should be also known as “Friday night.” Ergo, Levy missed the mark both as to accuracy and as to the vernacular.

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