I don't think there's anything more annoying than an obvious attempt at making a video or some other Internet goodie go viral.
Today's clickbait -- to which I fell victim -- comes from WDIV, which has an interesting headline below allegations of molestation in a local church, an exclusive interview with ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and new developments in Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's car crash in Portland. A Robin Roberts-esque announcement of a personal health crisis? No, she just said the word "sex" instead of "success." I should have known better, as WDIV does have a penchant for gleefully showing Walker in awkward situations.
A petroglyph has been found at New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, carved by the early Pueblo people.
And according to Professor J Mc Kim Malville from the University of Colorado Boulder, it may depict a solar eclipse nearly a millennium ago, in the year 1097.
She aspired to the news reporting and anchoring side, but decided to take whatever was available to get into broadcasting. Rhonda’s prior work experience was in pharmaceutical sales.
In that job, “You live in your car” she says, “driving from Grosse Pointe to Novi, to Rochester Hills, to Melvindale.” So she knew every stretch of the metro area roads, and the traffic reporting job suited the experience she already had.
She spoke about some of the higher standards WDIV upholds in reporting and the unmatched years of experience presented during the 5 p.m. (Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian, Bernie Smilovitz and Chuck Gaidica combined makes for Detroit's most veteran team of anchors during any timeslot.) But who knew that forcing comedy from a silly video was also part of the station's priorities?
Derrick Norval Walker (born June 23, 1967) is a former American football player.
He says he sings it to her every year, but usually not in person. Police say a Michigan man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old and 13-year-old brothers.
One would think that below all these super-important headlines, something like "What Did Rhonda Walker Say? The other rub here is that there's absolutely no context behind this link. At the end, Walker asks, "am I going to be on You Tube? We know on-air slip-ups by newscasters are all the rage on You Tube, but this isn't even pass-around-the-office funny.
To make it to You Tube's golden vault of broadcast news mistakes, you have to call out a news anchor's weave, drop an f-bomb or completely drop out of your stodgy, camera-ready presentation.
In nine NFL seasons, Walker appeared in 129 regular season games and caught 180 passes for 1,770 yard and nine touchdowns.
He also appeared in five playoff games and 10 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.