GWAR interview costs newscaster his job

Posted by on September 9, 2015

For the last four years, San Antonio TV watchers have been amused by “Street’s Corner,” a regularly occurring “man on the street” feature on KABB-TV’s newscast, helmed by J.T. Street. However, the newscaster has taped his last feature for the channel, as he was fired last week. What led to his dismissal? Apparently an interview with GWAR to support their September 1  date at the Alamo City Music Hall. As reported by Mysanantonio.com, it was a view of Blothar’s costume, which features a handful of fake penises, that cost him his job:

The lead singer reportedly was wearing a codpiece sporting a couple of prosthetic penises that weren’t sufficiently blurred, and a few seconds of that video made it onto the Fox affiliate’s early morning news Wednesday. The mistake, confirmed Street, marked the end of his eight-year tenure at the Fox affiliate – first as a movie critic, then a video journalist and finally as host of his own feature.

It’s unfortunate that the station didn’t catch things in time to blur it out, and also that they aired it in the early morning newscast. Street perhaps should have caught it before it aired, but once you unleash GWAR on an unsuspecting morning audience, you’re almost asking for trouble. The group manager for stations including KABB said that he wouldn’t comment on personnel matters. According to the article, there’s been an outpouring of support for Street on his Facebook fans from both his co-workers and fans, so he’ll hopefully land on his feet before long.

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