It seems that passersby are coming up with creative and crude ways to gain their 15 minutes of fame.
CBC reporter, Megan Batchelor, got a little more than she reckoned for when she was performing a live broadcast from the Squamish Valley Music Festival. As Batchelor is reporting live from Squamish, BC, a young man ran up to her and promptly kissed her on the cheek before running away. Batchelor was visibly shaken by the kiss, but composed herself to complete the rest of her segment. The CBC reporter is now saying that she was “rattled” by the incident and feels as though the man did it in an attempt to disrupt her broadcast.
Batchelor is now seeking the aid of the RCMP to help track down, and charge, this individual. The RCMP is asking the public for their assistance in the investigation of this case.
This is just a new element to an already apparent trend in the media industry as more and more reporters are being disrupted during their broadcasts. Earlier this year, a Hydro One employee was let go after the lewd remarks he made to a Citytv reporter.
Do you think that this was a harmless prank, or the kiss of death?
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