Watch: News Anchor Drops F-Bomb, Bashes Poor People On Live Mic
A News 12 The Bronx anchor dropped the f-bomb on live TV while thinking the station was not broadcasting. Matt Pieper bashed poor people on government assistance with reporter Amy Yensi adding to the embarrassing moment.
[su_center_ad]Pieper was about to do a report on the need for school crossing guards and probably thought the station was on commercial break.
“And Dave wants you to also mention that parents do their f—— jobs and walk their little kids to school on their own and not rely on everyone else. Kind of like people rely on government assistance for their entire lives. And bye Felicia. I actually added the part about government assistance but it’s true. I mean, how old are these kids?” Pieper said.
Yensi laughed and responded, “I think I qualify for government assistance.”
“Just check that box, girl,” Pieper said.
“Good to know I was not the only one that heard the f bomb…both their comments were unnecessary especially when talking about children and people that depend on food stamps…I know of old people that have worked their entire life and get pennies from retirement not cool…and to think I liked Amy and Matt…” Anne Ledesma wrote.
The station issued an apology about the “technical error.”
“As a result of a technical error during a program break this morning, a personal conversation between an anchor and a reporter was unintentionally placed on air,” the note read. “News 12 the Bronx deeply regrets that this incident took place. The remarks of these individuals in no way reflect the views of News 12 management or other News 12 personnel.”