Clip of Beaver Peeing on Reporter's Face Suggests CBS Is Courting the Failblog Crowd
CBS News has a new strategy for maximizing video virality: Slow-motion replays of their news reporters' most humiliating moments.
Witness this clip of The Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner Bell getting sprayed in the face by a fluid-spurting beaver:
Naturally, this clip is CBS News' "most popular" right now. What's notable is that they provided it themselves, complete with slow-motion replay, meaning someone over at CBS HQ decided that, in that ongoing struggle between web views and dignity, they're not above going after views from time to time.
Meanwhile, as CBS eggs on the LOLs, Fox News has embarked on a mission to seek and destroy funny third-party clips of Bill O'Reilly. Oh, new media! How you beguile, befuddle, and enrage the olds who want so badly to know how the hell to deal with you.