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News anchor fired over profanity is now a celebrity

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:40 p.m. HST, Apr 24, 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. >> A North Dakota news anchor whose profanity-laced television debut got him fired after one broadcast is already getting job offers.

A.J. Clemente's first stint as an anchor at KFYR-TV in Bismarck on Sunday night was also his last after he uttered two obscenities just as cameras began to roll. Clemente was fired Monday.

By Wednesday, he was making appearances on national talk shows as a bit of a celebrity. On "Live with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan offered Clemente a job interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at the premiere of Pierce Brosnan's "Love Is All You Need." A wide-eyed Clemente agreed.

Later, he tweeted photos from the set of "The Late Show" with David Letterman, where he was to appear Wednesday night.

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Uncleart66 wrote:
Give him a seat on the UH Regents.
on April 24,2013 | 04:43PM
grantos wrote:
help us understand this joke
on April 24,2013 | 04:57PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
66, your handle matches your statement.
on April 24,2013 | 05:49PM
kailua000 wrote:
Pathetic. He used foul language on TV that was not even appropriate in the workplace and he's making money off it. He's done nothing good, nothing spectacular, has no talent, did not save a life, did not fight in a war, isnt an athletic star, isnt a movie star....someone explain to me how a foul mouthed knucklebrain is now a celebrity.
on April 24,2013 | 06:49PM
false wrote:
my thoughts exactly. The ascendancy of moral relativism is pushed by the establishment left on purpose.
on April 24,2013 | 07:24PM
Skyler wrote:
Witness the dumbing down of society.
on April 24,2013 | 09:22PM
tiki886 wrote:
Only those on the Left would reward bad behavior.
on April 25,2013 | 03:53AM
lowtone123 wrote:
If I used foul language in front of a camera, can I be a celebrity too?
on April 25,2013 | 08:52AM
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