Meltdown at Bosphorus Bridge
By Torleif Sorenson on 11/5/13
The Bosphorus Bridge is more than just the first bridge connecting Europe with Asia; it is also a major commuter link. But on Tuesday, it also became a publicity studio when Tiger Woods hit a series of golf balls across the bridge for a photo shoot.
The problem is that the resulting traffic delays caused a few meltdowns.
Not only did the CNN-Turkey reporter (above) seem really angry, but one hot-headed driver decided to vent his road-rage on live television.
Part of the point of this photo shoot was to build interest in golf in Turkey. But it is safe to say that among the commuters of Istanbul, Tiger and his PR handlers may have cost the game a few potential fans.
I don't speak or understand the Turkish language, but I'm betting that the hot-headed driver probably qualified to have his mouth washed out with soap. That's because CNN-Turkey had to cut off the audio feed and go back to a considerably calmer news anchor in the studio.
Watch an interesting golf video? Tip your editor!
[ comments ]
Duke of Hazards says:
While we're young?
Torleif Sorenson says:
I don't blame the guy, I'd have been pretty po'd too.
I love news reports from other countries - generally speaking there isn't one person there that won't tell you EXACTLY what's on their mind. you get over here and everyone's like "well, we're making the best of it, yadda yadda" and being all diplomatic and nice. NO! If that were me i'd be in the same boat with that guy... Get the hell off the bridge, you're doing this during rush hour?? WTH?
[ post comment ]