Fair and Balanced

Got an e-mail last night from Ned Hibbard over at the local Fox affiliate. They were doing a piece on the discovery of the Quicktime vulnerability that’s getting a little “buzz” as we kick of the Month of Apple Bugs.

He wanted to know if he could send a camera guy over to the radio station during my show. The idea was to record us on air in hopes of getting a sound bite to use in a story they were putting together for the evening news about the vulnerability.

Not being one who turns down a chance for free publicity, I agreed.

They did end up using several seconds of video they shot. It wasn’t an Emmy award winning performance by any means. Still, it’s good promo for the show. Especially since they got the name of the show right, unlike the previous story I did for the NBC affiliate last August.

5 thoughts on “Fair and Balanced

  1. I remember Ned from Rice. He was a year or two behind me. Triple major, wow!

    I think my Quicktime is patched now, but I’ve turned off rtsp for now anyway.

    Laters!

  2. Ned Hibbard did a stitch up job on some friends of mine. He tried to invent some news by sending a girl into a bar wearing a nasty wig and teeth to see who would buy her a drink. She sat at my friends’ table and tried hitting on them. Of course they spotted the ruse immediately and didn’t play along, although they did chat with her.
    They even spoke with Ned, so he was fully aware that they knew it was a set up.
    But he still went ahead and lied on-screen and said that they’d ignored her because of the way she looked. In short, Ned Hibbard is a lying sack of shit.

  3. it’s funny they got you saying “i’m jay lee….yes!” and raising a pointed finger in excitment, as if you’re excited about yourself. what can’t be heard is peter saying “i’m peter hughes” (between the “jay lee” and “yes!”), and there’s no way to know that we’d had some issues hearing peter so your excitement was over the fact that we heard peter on-air this time around. (not that you aren’t excited about yourself, but that’s not what was actually happening in this instance. 😉

    the best part though is when they start off with a close-up of the sign on the sound board and then do a slow zoom out to my hands and forearms. not because it’s me, but because the sign plainly states not to use fcc-prohibited language, then goes on to list the exact words in question (with no obfuscation). it’s plainly legible on the screen! i wonder if fox could get in trouble for that? whatever the case, my hands and forearms are famous! famous, i tell you!

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