Gosh, we didn't think we'd find the second installment of our new series, "Is it a spoof from 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' or another wacky local TV news report?" so soon. But so be it. (BTW, read the first installment here.)
This time, News10 gets the honor for its report on egret poop in Turlock. It featured, we kid you not, no less than six close-ups of the bird droppings. Gotta have the visuals, folks!
Intrepid reporter Cornell Barnard, sans hat or kevlar vest, braved the conditions in a Turlock park, apparently ground zero for the strafing of bird business. "If you come here," he intones, "you've got to take your chances."
And Barnard handled the report like a real pro, keeping a deadpan expression as he interviewed locals. The highlight: a representative of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce - a prime target of the egret attacks - gave a sound bite wondering what could be done to stop the birds.
Quick cut to visual of a shotgun being locked and loaded. Classic! "The Daily Show" couldn't have done it better.
Watch the report here. And stay until the end to hear anchor Dale Schornack's witty anchor banter.