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Posts Tagged ‘Lou Dubois’

Hey, it Happens! TV Journo Confused by DM

It’s early morning. You haven’t imbibed enough caffeine. You get on your Smartphone and everything falls apart. Hey, it happens to the best of us! And this morning it happened to CNBC’s Eamon Javers. (Full disclosure since they’re so important in This Town: Many years ago, he was one of my editors. I don’t really remember him editing anything of mine though or getting into any fights with him.)

All things considered, it could have been a hell of a lot worse. Javers didn’t insult his boss, Paula Deen or even Politico‘s Mike Allen. Instead, he expressed his trepidation over being out of a pocket for over a HALF HOUR. Oh, the horrors!

At 5:48 a.m., his day seemed to be getting off on a good note.

About an hour later…

And then:

 

NBC Digital’s Lou Dubois seemed concerned. “You doing ok over there?” he asked. Javers confided, “Twitter is hard, especially before my second cup of coffee.” Dubois empathized, saying, “Coffee makes everything easier.” (WTF, indeed.)

Javers appears to have deleted one tweet directed to CNBC and some guy named “Ivan” that explains his angst about the whole thing.

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David Gregory’s Innocent Father’s Day Question Elicits Love, Hate and Typos

A little Father’s Day loving can go in wayward directions. On Sunday, NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory solicited stories on Twitter about viewers’ fathers and what they taught them. A lovely, innocuous post to celebrate the day. But this is online, where things often take twisted turns.

We begin with Gregory’s innocent question.

 

A variety of responses rolled in. Including one from NBC weatherman Al Roker, whose response is so riddled with awkwardness and typos that we wondered, was it intentional? Read more