This reporter's reaction to the dude who fell through the window at Fenty's headquarters is truly priceless (about 0:37). She later said she initially thought it was gunfire, which, unfortunately isn't a totally radical assumption to make here. (Sidebar: How f*cked up this place is that we automatically assume the worst?) But overall, I think FOX5 handled this story pretty well. A-
Others, however, did not. For a lesson in what not to do, let's turn to CBS9:
So, that guy's kind of a dick, right? Right. Because, I'm sorry, but the "I was here first" argument becomes invalid when you surpass the age of seven. Also, talking sh*t to witnesses on the scene is probably not the most professional way to go about getting the story. C-
And CBS9 can thank NBC4 for the grade inflation, because they set the bar really, really low. Was it an all-staff potty break?