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Local News Report Completely Derailed by Spider: Which Newscaster Was More Unprofessional?

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What do you get when you put an immature news anchor, an arachnophobic weatherman, and a big spider in a room together? An incredibly unprofessional, but hilarious, local news report. And this is no joke.

Last week, a local Indiana news show had tremendous difficulty transitioning from a segment that included a large spider to the weather forecast.

The weatherman, who happened to be incredibly arachnophobic, attempted to make his report while cowering at the back of the studio: as far away from the spider as he could possibly get.

Things only got worse from there, when the male news anchor, Ray, decided to taunt the weatherman by coming near him with the spider.

The weatherman promptly threatened to leave the studio, or punch Ray, if he got any closer.

"That things shoots hair at you. It's got fangs," he said.

The female news anchor attempted to save the day by taking over the weather report and by keeping the spider away from the weatherman.

That is until Ray came close to her with the spider. Then she lost it too!

What do you think? Who was more unprofessional: Ray, the male news anchor, or the arachnophobic weatherman?

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  • lulzifer 2011/09/03 19:50:55
    Ray, the male news anchor
    lulzifer
    +43
    A phobia is not just like your average fear of bugs. It induces genuine terror. It is like threatening someone with a loaded gun.

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  • pinkypuff905 2011/10/13 06:33:52
    Ray, the male news anchor
    pinkypuff905
    That was cruel, I myself am extremely arachnaphobic and some thins just shouldn't be messed with, do you know that feeling you get when your so terrified of something that your throat closes up and everything starts spinning and if that something got any closer, well the thought of it makes you want to pass out? That's what it's like so ray the news anchor can go to hell
  • shindogg 2011/10/04 05:58:10
    The arachnophobic weatherman
    shindogg
    but who could blame him? big spiders are often deadly and i wouldnt want that thing to bite me either. small spiders dont usually scare me unless they start crawlin on me and that goes for other bugs too. i dont know if ray knew ahead of time that the weatherman (whatever his damn name is) had a humongous fear of spiders but if he did, that was unacceptable. now if he didnt, harmless mistake then.
  • Valerie Howeth 2011/09/24 23:21:22
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Valerie Howeth
    Thats scarry,Yeah,the Male Anchor news .because he wouldn't respect the arachnophobic gentlemans requests demands,to keep that spider away from him!Wow.those bite to,both things that snake and the spider.
  • Muver 2011/09/16 01:49:13
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Muver
    Ray is an idiot. The weatherman clearly had an issue with the spider, many people do, whether we think it is rational or not, and to push the situation was immature and unprofessional, and just plain dumb. Why did whoever was in control of the show, I guess it would be the producer, allow this to continue, do they need ratings that badly....
  • Ashley 2011/09/15 18:00:49
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Ashley
    From someone who is terrified of spiders it was funny until the guy asked he to stop and told him he was terrified after that the news anchor needed to listen and back off
  • TJ 2011/09/15 08:15:16
    Ray, the male news anchor
    TJ
    +1
    what a "Ray"-tard!
  • DKJ 2011/09/11 21:47:41
    Ray, the male news anchor
    DKJ
    Absolute moron
  • Andrew 2011/09/10 23:24:07
    The arachnophobic weatherman
    Andrew
    How arachnophobic.
  • ChristabelLartey 2011/09/10 07:30:09
    Ray, the male news anchor
    ChristabelLartey
    He should have been suspended w/o pay, those things aren't brought to your news show for you to play w/them while on the air.
  • Z-Wolf 2011/09/09 04:58:45
  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/09/24 23:26:02
    Valerie Howeth
    no,the guy is arachnophobic,or was so desperate and terrified that he quickly claimed yes,in wich case you might declare something like that just to get that bug away from you.And you can already feel them getting ready to jump on you,or the other man might throw it at you.And what if it attacks you or bites yu or stings you ouch,creepy.All in alll the man didn't want that bug near him.I think the weatherman should have stopped!
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/09/26 20:07:17
    Z-Wolf
    He's not an arachnophobic and he had no reason to act silly over something that trivial. How about you sit down and be professional. It's not like they asked him to hold it.
  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/10/10 00:53:54
    Valerie Howeth
    So what,and how do you know he's not arachnophobic?your not him.He said he was.And further more.The man doesn't like spiders.Why doese he have to be around Spiders or things he doesn't like?Why can't that other man who was aproaching him with the Spider on his arm be more professional and respect this man's wishes?Come on now.it's not like he had to be near it either.You know there is a couple of legal things this man can do arachnophobic or not.
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/10/10 01:18:54
    Z-Wolf
    Any arachnophobic would go out of their way to avoid contact with spiders. They tell all the newscasters and anyone on set beforehand what they will be bringing, for example if they scheduled bringing a giant tarantula to the show. It's not like it was a spur of the moment thing.

    If he was arachnophoic, which you have to tell your boss, they would have allowed him to leave or skip that day. By getting that job he is required to be around whatever they say he has to be around unless there is a serious reason why he can't be. He was being professional the entire time. It's not like he was going for that type of reaction. They gave him express consent that he was allowed to remove the spider and show it off, and having no one there that had a serious issue with spiders, he wanted to enjoy the moment. It's not his fault that one of his coworkers is a punk and a liar.

    There's nothing legal he can do about it. He works six feet away from their table. He knew what the situation would be. You can't sue him since you're not arachnophobic and even if he was he didn't have to show up, and he wasn't forced to either. They tell them before hand to make sure that anyone with a problem has the chance to warn everyone of their future absence. He was hired to be there and is required to do as ...
    Any arachnophobic would go out of their way to avoid contact with spiders. They tell all the newscasters and anyone on set beforehand what they will be bringing, for example if they scheduled bringing a giant tarantula to the show. It's not like it was a spur of the moment thing.

    If he was arachnophoic, which you have to tell your boss, they would have allowed him to leave or skip that day. By getting that job he is required to be around whatever they say he has to be around unless there is a serious reason why he can't be. He was being professional the entire time. It's not like he was going for that type of reaction. They gave him express consent that he was allowed to remove the spider and show it off, and having no one there that had a serious issue with spiders, he wanted to enjoy the moment. It's not his fault that one of his coworkers is a punk and a liar.

    There's nothing legal he can do about it. He works six feet away from their table. He knew what the situation would be. You can't sue him since you're not arachnophobic and even if he was he didn't have to show up, and he wasn't forced to either. They tell them before hand to make sure that anyone with a problem has the chance to warn everyone of their future absence. He was hired to be there and is required to do as they say. He didn't speak up while he was taking it out of the cage or directly after. Therefore, he didn't warn anyone of his issue and, thus brought the situation onto himself. The only one he can blame is himself.
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  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/10/10 01:37:04
    Valerie Howeth
    Yes he said it to all of the above about taht spider and yes they don't know how that Spider got in the newsroom.They clearly specified that.And yes he could do a couple of legal things.Even if it had been an accident!
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/10/10 01:53:47
    Z-Wolf
    They told them before hand about the spider when they scheduled it. They gave him all the chances they could to tell them he had a problem and to not show up. They scheduled for the spider to come in, they had cages and everything, they even told Ray it was okay to take it out. He had all the chance to tell them no.
  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/10/10 02:12:09
    Valerie Howeth
    he said no and don't bring it over here.I'll have to leave they said o.k.they won't and the man still did it .But he did say he won't do anything with that spider there the video said he was surprised to see the spider.But stilltried to work!He and the article did say that the weatherman is extreamly arachnaphobic and thats it.But even though,if you say don't come near me with that Spider thats really enough!And the news lady also ran out of the room.
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/10/10 15:03:41
    Z-Wolf
    He's not extremely arachnophobic.

    1: That's something you have to tell your boss.
    2: They tell the people on set before hand when they've scheduled an appearance, especially with animals.
    3: He wasn't in the right place, so if Ray started coming near him with it it's his own fault.
    4: She didn't leave. She ran.
    5: If Ray wanted to tease them for:

    A - Not doing their jobs

    B - Being unprofessional

    Then there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/10/10 01:40:12
    Valerie Howeth
    The woman even ran out screaming instead of being able to take the news forecast.yeah it say's the weatherman is extreamly arachnaphobic!
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/10/10 01:57:27
    Z-Wolf
    He CLAIMED to be extremely arachnophobic, that doesn't mean he was. He sure didn't act like it. She didn't run out screaming. She only freaked out when he tried to touch her with it. That's common for anyone who doesn't like spiders.
  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/10/10 02:15:32
    Valerie Howeth
    the article on top of this form i'm writing out now say's the women let out a yell and ran out of the room when the weatherman was being approched with the Spider.She left,also the Article said the weatherman is extreamly Arachnophobic.Also some arachnophobics kinda fear paralize.
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/10/10 14:55:06
    Z-Wolf
    Neither of them ran out of the room. She ran because she got in front of Ray and he tried to touch her with it.
  • Valerie... Z-Wolf 2011/10/10 02:18:45
    Valerie Howeth
    oh,it say's the weatherman who just happened to be extreamly arachnophobic attempted to give his weather report way cowarly way in the back of the room.
  • Z-Wolf Valerie... 2011/10/10 14:53:31
    Z-Wolf
    He can say whatever he wants, it doesn't mean it's true.
  • Toots 2011/09/09 02:57:50
    The arachnophobic weatherman
    Toots
    I would have beat him with a stick!!!!!
  • GinaCooper 2011/09/09 02:42:06
    Ray, the male news anchor
    GinaCooper
    Are you kidding me? Was that guy looking for a ratings boost or did he want to go look for another job? Okay, to be fair, I would totally laugh it off if it hadn't been a spider. But, really, he was acting pretty immature.
  • Zoe 2011/09/09 01:24:16
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Zoe
    easily
  • S123 2011/09/08 22:10:19
    Ray, the male news anchor
    S123
    That was very mean!
  • Valerie... S123 2011/09/24 23:26:33
    Valerie Howeth
    Excactly and scarry!
  • Graham Boudreau 2011/09/08 15:46:23
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Graham Boudreau
    thats just mean
  • Arne 2011/09/08 15:31:42 (edited)
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Arne
    Where the hell is the "everyone" answer option!? And who watches fox anyways?
  • Jim Arne 2011/09/14 02:09:37
    Jim
    More and more of America's grass roots! Even a marshy island is better than no island at all in a turbulent sea of "progressive" propaganda!
  • Arne Jim 2011/09/15 15:35:48
    Arne
    You made my day!
  • Duane Freemantle 2011/09/08 10:09:09
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Duane Freemantle
    Having a phobia is a serious issue and is nothing to joke about especially in a professional situation.
  • Mary McCord 2011/09/08 04:27:53
    Ray, the male news anchor
    Mary McCord
    +1
    What a jerk! I have aracnaphobia and just looking at that thing was making me jumpy.
  • danno 2011/09/08 04:25:02
    Ray, the male news anchor
    danno
    i expect more, even from a talking head, than this. i would have been playing with the spider, too, but i know some people have irrational fears about such things, and wouldnt even play at threatening someone with that problem. why were these creatures part of a local news broadcast, anyway? is this what they have to do in indy to fill a 30 minute news broadcast?
  • Valerie... danno 2011/09/24 23:28:27
    Valerie Howeth
    true,why was that spider there?well it was far away.Not Hawaii were I hear they have way less bugs than before.True though.
  • sally 2011/09/08 04:14:13
    Ray, the male news anchor
    sally
    what a BASTARD! If that happened to me I would totally punch him... Or beat him with his stack of papers.
  • mod pod 2011/09/08 03:07:03
    Ray, the male news anchor
    mod pod
    What an immature idiot.
  • connico479 2011/09/08 02:20:13
    Ray, the male news anchor
    connico479
    +1
    Ray is a world class jerk.
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