This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time, and certainly the funniest to come out of the Hurricane Irene coverage. The reporter is getting covered in blowing sea foam, which most of us know by now was full of raw sewage. Hence the foam.
In my book, this goes far beyond reporters bracing against gale-force winds, or tying themselves to windy balcony railings, or wading chest deep in polluted flood waters — with waders, of course. It even beats Geraldo Rivera getting knocked off a sea wall by a wave. This poor reporter, Tucker Barnes, probably will never, ever live this down. Assuming he survives the massive bacterial infection he’s likely to develop in the near future.
Oh, yes, there was a print story accompanying the video, but it’s not nearly as funny as the video.