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Top Cock Video: Bill Ritter, News Anchor, Curses On Air Talking About Bernard Kerik

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:25 PM ET

WABC 7's Bill Ritter pulled an Ernie Anastos Tuesday night, accidentally referring to Bernie Kerik as the "former New York City top cock."

The Emmy Award-winning Ritter meant to say "top cop" and quickly corrected himself after the curse, but in the age of YouTube and TIVO, the damage was already done.

Ritter later apologized, telling the New York Daily News, "I stumbled... It was a quick mistake, and I corrected it immediately."

No word on if Ritter will be reprimanded for the slip, but it's a safe bet that he still had a better day than the now-jailed Kerik.


At least Ritter can rest easy knowing he's not the first reporter to make this mistake:



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