KGW Airs Graphic Counting ‘Stinky People’ and ‘Angry People’ at Occupy Portland

By Merrill Knox 

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KGW, the NBC-affiliate in Portland, is under fire after accidentally airing a graphic listing numbers of “stinky people” and “angry people” at Occupy Portland.

The graphic (pictured) aired briefly, for less than a second, in the middle of the opening graphics sequence on the noon newscast Wednesday. “Somebody punched the wrong button, basically,” KGW news director Rick Jacobs told Willamette Week.

While noon anchors Russ Lewis and Brenda Braxton did not acknowledge the graphic on the newscast, Jacobs said the error was “unacceptable.”

“It was just a lapse of judgment,” he said. “I’m going to take appropriate measures to make sure it never happens again.”

[h/t Williamette Week, @RagnarsShip]
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