A technical glitch and an upset on-air employee led to an embarrassing combination yesterday morning.

Veteran News 12 Long Island meteorologist, Rich Hoffman, caused quite a stir just after 9 a.m.

A commercial break tirade with one of the morning anchors made it to the live Web stream. Worse still, the audio went live on News 12.

And in the world we live in today, news is even more immediate thanks to social media.

Dozens of people commented about the Hoffman/engineers faux pas on the News 12 Long Island Facebook page.  

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