There’s a big difference between reading a speech to Parliament and reading the news live on television.
Former NSW Premier and Sky News presenter Kristina Keneally learned this the hard way on Thursday afternoon as she attempted to read from a Twitter exchange.
Ms Keneally was discussing a humorous exchange between the South Australian treasurer and a fake Twitter account pretending to be the embattled Commonwealth Bank.
MP Tom Koutsantonis tweeted about another investigation launched into the bank, which the parody account responded to.
‘For f***s sake Tom, we’ve got enough to deal with,’ the tweet read.
‘We don’t need you flapping your lips.’
Perhaps the humour overwhelmed the 48-year-old, as she read quickly through the tweet, not stopping herself when she reached the forbidden word.
Kristina Keneally (above) swore on live television while reading out a Twitter exchange between a fake Commonwealth Bank account and the South Australian treasurer
‘For f***s sake Tom, we’ve got enough to deal with,’ the tweet said, Ms Keneally read ‘For f***s sake’ before stopping and excusing her language
‘Somebody purporting to be the Commonwealth Bank tweeted back quite critically: For f***s sake – excuse me I just said that on air,’ she said.
Though Ms Keneally tried to move on from her mistake, continuing to read the Tweet, her co-hosts couldn’t let it go.
‘Where’s that pause button?,’ Peter Overton jokingly asked.
‘Excuse me I just said that on air,’ the reporter confessed, while her colleagues were evidently amused: ‘Where’s that pause button?,’ Peter Overton joked
‘I reckon there’s a small chance that gets in the goof reel at the end of the year,’ another man added.
Commonwealth Bank’s real Twitter account later clarified it wasn’t linked with the crude tweet.
‘For clarity- previous tweet not from official @CommBank account,’ it wrote.
‘I reckon there’s a small chance that gets in the goof reel at the end of the year,’ another man added