Sometimes you just want to blurt out an extra line to a story on the news. For instance, this is from our 11pm broadcast:
A HEADS-UP IF YOU OWN AN OLDER JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE.
THE FEDS ARE LOOKING INTO THE FUEL TANKS ON THE 1993-TO-2004 MODEL YEARS…BECAUSE THEY MAY BE A FIRE RISK IN A CRASH.
THIS IS NOT A RECALL…AND A CHRYSLER SPOKESMAN SAYS OWNERS DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING AT THIS TIME.
And it took every ounce of every fiber in my being not to add, “LIKE GET IN AN ACCIDENT THAT COULD TURN YOU INTO A HUMAN TORCH.”
Yes, it’s all part of being a proud professional. (And as it turned out, we dropped the story from the program.)