News Reporter Touches, Smells Human Sh*t On Television Broadcast

By: 05.15.14  •  10 Comments
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In Not Enough Money In The World News: In reporting a story about a local farmer who is coming under fire for the stench he causes by using treated, sewage sludge to fertilize his crops, St. Louis’s KSDK 5 reporter Elizabeth Matthews got so into the story that she actually picked up a handful of what is basically human sh*t in her bare hands and smelled it on television. Because, I don’t know, journalistic integrity or something?

Not surprising, Twitter expressed its horror — eliciting the following response from Matthews:

You know that old saying “you can’t polish a turd?” Well that’s not even a metaphor in this instance. This is literally what that saying is. Treated or not, don’t touch human poop, kids. It’s smelly and disgusting, and it came out of someone’s butt.

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