Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studio [IMAGE]

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Suffice it to say the News Centers' green screen skills could use a little work.
During the Northland News Center's broadcast of Duluth's frigid Christmas City of the North parade last Friday night, TV anchors wore their winter coats.

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Thing is, they didn't actually need them. Look closely at the screengrab at the top of this post and you'll notice they were just pretending to be outside from the warm comfort of the NBC affiliate's studio.

As you'd imagine, the News Center's anchors took some flak once their fakery was pointed out on Mix 108's Facebook page. Here's a sampling of the comments:

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Via NewsCut

Pro tip: If you're really going to insist on attempting this most un-Minnesotan of stunts, at least wear some gloves!

h/t -- NewsCut and Minnesota Brown

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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Jeff Schwartz
Jeff Schwartz

The only kind of artists corporations will ever be are con-artists.

John-Mark Roufs
John-Mark Roufs

This was on the radio in San Franfreako yesterday. You know you've got problems when those folks start questioning your authenticity.

LionRyan
LionRyan

I just lost respect for CityPages and it's audience.  Really?  How is this news?  I wonder if we could find any other tiny little small news stations around the state where people do silly things to be entertaining...  yeah. probably...and it's not worth reporting or hating on.  Do better CityPages.  



Dallasphotog
Dallasphotog

Small-market sadness.  Stations worry about bottom lines, quick easy stories, and sliding ethical values.

Even though the ND says they never said they were outside, their actions were deceptive.

James Conner
James Conner

He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake, He knows if you've been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake Goodness sake; Santa Claus is coming to town. He'll be outside, you studio softies.

djskagnetti
djskagnetti

They were actually really outside.  You can see the snow on their desk.

Brian Cito
Brian Cito

You fake enough with your rendition of the news. Why go further?

Erika Deraas
Erika Deraas

you know they were all hot breaking a sweat in the studio with their coats on lmao what a bunch of dorks

Josh Miller
Josh Miller

Thats actually steam heat running through the downtown.

Josh Miller
Josh Miller

HA HA! So horrible for a news agency (kinda a fundamental of supposed to be honest) to blatantly LIE and FAKE their audience.

David Glenn
David Glenn

And I'm sure this was all Reylets decision.

Patrick Garcia
Patrick Garcia

Barbra Reylets face is frozen already, what would be the difference.

Troy Thiel
Troy Thiel

maybe it was chilly in the studio? were they FOX commentators?

havefun2
havefun2

Fake.... like their hair color. Why do Minnesotans, esp. northern ones insist on bleaching their hair? 

Sae Teesh
Sae Teesh

They are SMART to be inside - why actually go outside! lol

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

can you blame them? every time Belinda or Jarrod head outside I say a prayer for their health

Darin Rieland
Darin Rieland

Newsteam - 1985 just called and asked when you were bringing back it's special effects. Baaazing!

prpadori
prpadori

Yes, that's lame, but at least they're still airing live city parades in Duluth. WCCO, KSTP, KARE, KMSP, WFTC, TPT, take note.

Bradford C. Walker
Bradford C. Walker

Pay close attention to that photo. Notice their outlines? Notice how the background and foreground never interact? Guess what, folks- this faking is far more common than you think.

Jena Vogtman
Jena Vogtman

I would imagine this is a one-year experiment . :)

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

The great inside/outside conspiracy of 2013

Shayne O'Neil
Shayne O'Neil

Anyone who believes anything coming from the MSM is in need of a lobotomy.

John Zajac III
John Zajac III

Ha, I'm up there right now. You know it's cold when the sewers give off smoke...

Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey

Lame. Talk about credibility issues.

Onan
Onan

@LionRyan  - You came to a BLOG for actual news? How quaint.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@havefun2 Why do you care what color someones hair is?

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@Jon Marchand Definitely not you. I can tell how much you don't give a shit by the fact that you saw the headline, clicked on it, presumably read the item, and then decided to comment on it.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@Kyle Ingebrigtson No. They are inside. Keep your money though, use it to buy yourself an education.

couragegirl12
couragegirl12

@John Zajac III Actually most of that is steam that is used as a heat source for a lot of the buildings and things in Duluth.

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