News Anchor Grows Upset When He Has To Report On A Kardashian Story And Walks Off Set
Dec 05, 2019 by apost team
John Brown, a news anchor on FOX 35's "Good Day Orlando," was so annoyed by how often the Kardashian family is reported on by his channel that he walked off the set once yet another story about them was about to be reported on.
It likely didn't help that this news story was about what name Kylie Jenner had decided to give her rabbit. Off-stage, he yelled back to those reporting on this, "I don't care. ... It's a non-story. You're talking about this family every freaking day on this show. Nobody cares about this family anymore. I can't take anymore Kardashian stories on this show."
Brown's issue is with how reporting on things like this – Jenner named her rabbit, "Bruce," after her father – has been deemed to be "news." "That's enough of these guys!" he said during his rant. He later added that it seems like media outlets such as his believe that viewers want to hear these types of stories and then, after the media continuously reports on them, the public keeps expecting more and more of these stories, and that it's a vicious cycle.
He doesn't have an issue with reporting on something related to the Kardashians that, in his opinion, is "actual news" but to continuously report on frivolous things like this he finds upsetting.
And it seemed like he even had support on the set as Jenny Castillo, who works with Rumba 100.3 and was delivering the news about Jenner's rabbit, exclaimed back to him, "The bad part is that I agree with you!" She followed that by doing her best to calm him down, saying, "Breathe. Breathe. Breathe, my love. Breathe." Meanwhile, his replacement anchor on set said that "his head looks like a tomato right now."
It should be pointed out that Brown later said that him losing control was "partially in jest" although he added that the opinion that he shared at the time of his outburst, that all stories about the Kardashians shouldn't be "news," was still valid. He just communicated it in a more dramatic manner than many others would.
Brown also replied to the social media hashtag #NoKardashiansForAWeek that started to trend was "silly" and reiterated that they should only be covered when they do something that, in his opinion, is actually newsworthy, whether a week has elapsed or not.
What do you think about what Brown did, telling his co-host that "you're on your own" and storming off of the set? Also, how do you define news? Should news be what's "important," or should news simply consist of what people are most interested in?