It was one of our favorite clips in months:
During a live interview with Samuel L. Jackson yesterday, KTLA anchor Sam Rubin confused the actor with Laurence Fishburne.
Jackson went on to utterly destroy the reporter for thinking all black stars are the same, mixing anger with humor making for a rather
awkward entertaining few minutes.
Not long after the Q&A painfully finished, Rubin apologized for his error... though he at first tried to claim it wasn't even an error and later took a swipe at others in his business.
Watch Rubin make one of the most defensive apologies on record now:
At least Rubin can take comfort in this: He isn't alone.
Check out other uncomfortably awesome moments in news now:
1. Jim Cantore Knees College Kid on Camera
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, reporting live from the site of crazy weather as he always does, beats back a college kid's attempt to video bomb him.
2. Steve Keeley Gets Destroyed by Snow Plow
HA! Check out this GIF to see a reporter in New Jersey gets DESTROYED by a snow plow.
3. A.J. Clemente Curses on Air
This was quite the start to the anchoring career of A.J. Clemente. Watch him curse on air in this clip.
4. Reporter Curses on Air
An anchor at KSN in Kansas signs off in this video. He is then heard saying he wants to get the "f-ck" out of there.
5. Lindsay Nadrich News Report: F Bomb Alert!
Lindsay Nadrich curses twice during this segment for a local Fox affiliate in Spokane. It's pretty awesome.
6. News Broadcast Accidentally Shows Penis Pic
Most epic news blunder of all-time? While discussing a helicopter crash, this broadcast accidentally shows a photo of a penis.
7. Anchors Resign On The Air
Bangor, Maine TV news anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio resigned live on air last night, stunning their viewers and managers alike.
8. Dog Bites News Anchor
This dog bit a news anchor in the face on live TV. It's scary, but the clip has gone viral in recent days.
9. Los Angeles News Report: RAIN!!!!!!!
It's raining in Los Angeles. And this reporter is simply in shock over this unusual event.
10. Los Angeles Newscasters React to Cold
It's so cold in Los Angeles! And local reporters aren't sure how to handle this crazy weather.
11. News Bloopers: The Best of 2013
HA! Prepare to laugh, THGers. This is an awesome video of the best news bloopers of 2013.
12. Will Ferrell Anchors Local News as Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy, portrayed by Will Ferrell, anchored the KXMB evening newscast in Minot, North Dakota on Saturday, November 30.
13. News Team Hangs Up on Oprah
Well, this is embarrassing. The WGN news team accidentally hangs up on Oprah Winfrey in this segment.
14. MSNBC Anchor Cuts Off Guest, Switches to Justin Bieber Coverage
Who says what a former Congresswoman has to say when Justin Bieber is getting arrested? Isn't that right, MSNBC?
15. Anchor Clashes with Meteorologist
In these clips, it sure appears as if one news anchor has a beef with her meteorologist. See what we mean now!
16. News Anchor Dances During Commercial
A news anchor was busted dancing during a commercial break, not realizing she was live. Awesome work!
17. News Anchor Says NBA Game Ends in Tie
This news anchor in Maine is probably rather embarrassed right now after reporting that Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals ended in a tie.
19. Jean Price Carjacking Josh Taylor
Jean Price, a Florida woman, carjacks reporter Josh Taylor while his camera is recording this entire thing. Pretty great.
20. Samuel L. Jackson BLASTS Moronic Reporter
Samuel L. Jackson goes off on a reporter in this interview, and for good reason: he thinks the actor is Laurence Fishburne!