The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ran a clip of Bob Kur — preparing for a live shot on MSNBC earlier this week. He was clearing his voice and making somewhat odd movements with his lips. I’ve seen dozens of reporters prepare for live shots, and this wasn’t at all unusual. Jay thought it was funny, and broadcast it on Tonight.
The clip ran during MSNBC News Force programming today, and Alison Stewart even said it had been “making the rounds” at MSNBC’s NJ HQ.
A cut-down version ran again during Countdown’s top three sound bites segment Thursday. In the in-break promotion cluster, Keith apologized to Kur, and said it should not have been on Tonight — and it certainly shouldn’t have been on Countdown. He said he didn’t know it was coming, and seemed quite upset that it was on the show.