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Unintentional Comedy Alert: Ali Meyer should do more serious crime reporting

1:21 PM EDT on April 3, 2014

The other day, we came across a dated, 2004 investigative report by KFOR's Ali Meyer about a man who was convicted of murder and placed on death row in the 1970s despite some very shaky eyewitness testimony and the fact that we was represented by a defense attorney who probably couldn't make it as a Braum's employee.

How dated is this clip?

Well, Kevin Ogle looked like this:

kevin ogle news

Linda Cavanaugh wore this:

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And Ali Meyer? Well, just watch the entire report after the jump. Although it's about a sad, serious topic, there's a very cheesy and unintentionally hilarious part where Ali Meyer plays the role of the stereotypical, over-the-top, 48 Hours crime reporter. It comes on around the 1:50 mark:

I know it shouldn't be funny, but that's funny. The quasi one-woman show with all the different camera angles and the gigantic blue toy gun and was one of the funniest things I've seen this week. I felt like I was watching a monologue in drama class. When she pointed the gun at me I screamed like I was reading a Jenni Carlson article.

Seriously, that was badass awful. They should show it in every class at every broadcasting school along with the warning "You'll want to be creative and try something like this someday, but please don't ever try something like this. If so, you'll be relegated to waking up each morning at 3:00am where the only highlight is eating waffle tacos with Kent Ogle."

That being said, KFOR should send Ali to do a follow-up on the story. At last check, the guy who probably didn't commit the murder is still behind bars. If so, they should go all out and recreate the entire crime as a play. It could be part of a regular series called "Ali Meyer and The KFOR Players Investigates."

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