20 December 2011

Shay Stevens of NPR, the Worst News Reader Ever?

While she has an excellent vocal chord, her perennial inability to read the news is driving us crazy.  She's probably dyslexic because she constantly transposes words.  Then she would get really nervous and make incoherent noises.

Last night, she said the Dow went up by 100 points when in fact the index dropped by 100 points.

11 comments:

Jason Burroughs said...

I was just about to find her twitter handle and ask if she is ok! I just heard the news roundup at midnight and I thought she was having technical difficulties or a personal crisis of some kind...it was bad.

Jason Burroughs said...

I was just about to find her twitter handle and ask if she is ok! I just heard the news roundup at midnight and I thought she was having technical difficulties or a personal crisis of some kind...it was bad.

Anonymous said...

Somethings up. I've been hearing it for years. NPR has some characters!

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rg1396 said...

Thank GOD I'm not the only one being driven NUTS by this person's consistent inconsistency! As others have said, she hasn't yet been able to read ONE newscast without flubbing her lines. What bothers me even more is that she's WAY too close to the microphone and we can hear her cheese doodle digesting along with every other oto-rhino-larygological sound her body makes. Also just plain WEIRD is that she begins each newscast by saying she is "...in WAUSHINGTON," then ends every newscast by being, "...in WASHINGTON." Consistently inconsistent!

And consistently driving me NUTS!!!

Anonymous said...

Short drive?

Anonymous said...

Why does Shay Stevens always pronounce Washington as "War_shington". Is that something we should be paying attention to ? It's like when people call a washing machine a "warshing machine" or iron an "orn". Just wondering what are the requirements for broadcasters ? For NPR I thought it was to teach properly. I do enjoy most of NPR and turn it off when offensive sounds that bother me come on.

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Anonymous said...

She has been flubbing the news for years. What quota does she fulfill or who is she sleeping with, because she STINKS at her job!
She just said that Mike Pence is flying to Houston on Sunday for the SuperBowl and that George and Barbara Bush are scheduled to conduct the pre-game CORN TOSS. It's a COIN TOSS!!!

Anonymous said...

What's with all the hate? I actually think she's pretty fabulous at her job -- that voice is amazing. I'm willing to forgive a stumble or two to hear that every day.

Anonymous said...

It's not hate at ALL.

And she DOES have a fabulous voice.

She's been doing the job for so long now that there is just no excuse for being unprepared and flubbing her lines. I'm embarrassed FOR her.