Reporter used spit to fix hair and Twitter can't handle it

Marcus Gilmer

Pity the remote reporter who has no control when the feed goes live and catches him or her in a vulnerable moment.

This happened to NBC's Matt Bradley who was broadcasting a live spot from Syria about the fight against ISIS. When the feed switched over, unbeknownst to Bradley, viewers got a full dose of the reporter using his spit to fix his hair.

Oh man, poor Bradley. Plenty of us have done something similar before in a moment of desperation but we weren't caught doing it on national cable television. Sure enough, Twitter responded to video of the moment with shock.

Amidst the rush of Twitter's bombardment of GIFs and jokes, though, CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla chimed in later, coming to the defense of his network-mate with a really good point.

Indeed, fighting continues in Syria despite reports that ISIS has lost control of its last territory in the war-torn country. But when it came to the spitting incident, Bradley handled the reaction with good humor.

With that out of the way, Bradley did eventually get to do his report on-air, free of any spitting, and he continues to relay essential information from the ground where the fight continues. 

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