We all have said something at some point in our lives, that really didn't make any sense, just like this US journalist who said that she tried to reach out to a dead man for a comment, but was unable to do so for very obvious reasons. (Yes, this actually happened.)
While reporting a fatal police pursuit in Anaheim, US journalist Sara Welch of KTLA news said she tried to contact a man for comment on his own death. She told the viewers that she tried to reach out to the dead man for comment but he was 'unavailable'. (That's what a slip of tongue can do to you.)
No one really knows when the footage was originally aired but the clip was shared by a journalist named Yashar Ali on Twitter. The clip was so hilarious that it garnered over 4.5 million views in a short span of time.
When I say I nearly passed out from laughing... pic.twitter.com/TJgpLocqrL— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 16, 2019
Obviously, netizens too couldn't stop LOLing on the blunder that Welch made on live TV.
Ouija board???— Xander Riley (@XanderRiley) September 16, 2019
WELL.... that would certainly have been a scoop. I wish the clip was longer to see the anchor desk's reaction.— The Mad Hatter of Austin (@cjkeller) September 17, 2019
I know you want to rest In peace, but care to comment on this story? pic.twitter.com/a6QalY4pPc— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) September 17, 2019
Takes "digging for the truth" to a whole new level...— Shlomo Schorr (@OneJerseySchorr) September 16, 2019
He gone show up like pic.twitter.com/65k20BBeCC— Martha (da real Timelord) Jones (@EboneeStevenson) September 17, 2019
After the small clip went viral, Sara Welch took to Twitter to shed light on the incident. She said that the video was one year old and that she wanted to say family but ended up saying man. While replying to a comment, she also said that she didn't realize her mistake when she was speaking.
Yes. It was a year ago. Didn’t even realize it when I was speaking... meant to say family of the man... 😢— Sara Welch (@SaraWelchKTLA) September 17, 2019
Sara, we feel you. We all have been there.