UPDATE: Adrian Boioglu of Realitatea TV maintains he had no part in staging a sandstorm on TV in Romania, but says he got swept up in a bad joke.
"The guy behind me kicking the sand was the cameraman from another TV station," he wrote HuffPost Canada. "He was behind me so I couldn't see him while I was live on TV."
Boioglu blogged his side of the story earlier this week.
Is that a real sandstorm, or is this Romanian TV reporter just throwing dust in our eyes?
In a report from Realitatea news channel uploaded to YouTube, on-air reporter Adrian Boioglu apparently tried to recreate the poor weather conditions on Romania's Black Sea coast, Worldcrunch.com reported.
"The wind blows with incredible power, there are moments when it is impossible to stand up here," the reporter said while standing in a hail of sand, according to Wotshappening.com.
But viewers didn't buy it, as the cameraman panned to show a man kicking up a storm of his own making.
The reporter and station claim the report was genuine and the cameraman made a "bad joke," Femalefirst.co.uk reported.
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Dramatic British Facepalm
Wait for the end.
Don't Leave Map Editors Unattended
Because they will be messed with.
Quick Power Nap
Sleep deprivation can have that effect.
Really Didn't Need To Know That
Thanks for letting us know, though.
Rodney Stanger is the most cunning of criminals.
Ice vs. Weatherman
Ice always wins.
In His Defense, He's Completely Insane
We have no words.
Snowball In The Face
Whoever threw that had some pretty good aim.
A Common MIx-Up
She got there in the end.
A What Job?
Don't worry, he said it won't happen again.
New Airline Snack
Think of all those who are allergic.
Ice vs. Weatherman II
Ice is 2-0 so far.
Hard To Say
Give her a break, Shep.
Something Else On His Mind
"The Internet, what they're going to do with this one!"
This Is What It's All About
He's good at snowball fights.
Some great ad-libbing there.
In her defense that guy is a big arsehole.
Vasectomies Are Hilarious
The cameraman even got involved in this one.
Good story, guys.
Might want to stand farther to the side of the road.
Ah, the infamous grape crushing fall.
BBC's Horrible Secret
But he finally sheds light on the story.
At least they're mature about it.
We'd actually rather she didn't elaborate on that.
At least the kids were having fun.
He Was In A Rush
It was quicker than walking all the way around the camera.
A quick map edit takes care of it, though.
And Nancy Grace isn't happy about it.
Was this planned? We don't really care.
Alcohol And Live Television Mix Well
At least he made the report more interesting.
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