Ernie Anastos drops F-bomb on TV news
Fox 5 News anchor Dari Alexander grimaces as co-anchor Ernie Anastos makes a foul-mouthed slip-up.
You might say one of New York’s leading news anchors got a little “fowl-mouthed” on the Fox 5 News at 10.Veteran newsman Ernie Anastos dropped an F-bomb during Wednesday night’s newscast, uttering the nonsensical line “Keep f---ing that chicken” during routine banter. It began when Anastos, seemingly referring to old Frank Perdue poultry commercials about “tender chicken,” told weatherman Nick Gregory, “I guess it takes a tough man to make a tender forecast.”
After Gregory laughed and said, “I guess that’s me,” Anastos followed up with the bizarre line “Keep f---ing that chicken.”
Anastos chuckled, but co-anchor Dari Alexander appeared horrified.In a statement, Fox 5 News said it was “disappointed” by Anastos’ comment. He was expected to apologize on the air Thursday night.
The clip shot across the Internet on Thursday through YouTube and Facebook.
Last year, WNBC anchor Sue Simmons also used the F-word, thinking the mics were no longer live.