More evidence that TV journalism is but a playground of hair-pulling and hectoring: This morning on Fox's "Good Day New York," co-anchor Jodi Applegate stood by as the Neistat brothers (creators of the popular short "Bike Thief") demonstrated how very easy it is to steal a bike in New York. With an angle grinder. As the news camera zoomed in for a closer look at the flying sparks, one brother faked contact with the blade and fell to the ground, squirting a ketchup packet and jerking and gagging like any 12-year-old who knows how to scare a teacher during recess.
Applegate immediately started yelling, "Cut it out!" as he got up -- microphone still snugly in hand -- and tried to calm her down. Given the tone of her lecture, we're surprised she didn't grab Neistat by the elbow and march him off to the principal's office.