Reporter Loses It After He Can’t Get His Camera To Stay Upright

We’ve all had bad days at work. We’ve all had days when our technology won’t cooperate and we end up beyond frustrated… but most of us don’t have those kinds of work days on camera.

Most of us, though, aren’t UK-based reporter Ben Bason.

Typically, when most people think of a reporter we think of the person in front of the camera. In our imaginations, they’re working hand-in-hand with a camera operator.

That might have been the norm years ago when cameras were larger and heavier than they are now, but modern technology allows for a reporter to just set a camera on a tripod and shoot all by themselves.

That’s not always an upgrade.

Ben Bason was assigned to report on an upcoming Ed Sheeran concert to be held at a field. Since it was a simple segment, he opted to shoot the piece by himself using a tripod, but Mother Nature clearly wasn’t in the mood to deal with a reporter that day.

It turned out to be one of the windiest days in recent history, which lead to one of the funniest videos on Twitter right now.

Warning: Ben vents his frustration with some “colorful” language take after take, so brace for a few f-bombs. 


Talk about a glorious montage of failure! We’ve all been there, Ben.

Twitter fell in love, probably because this was so incredibly relatable.

It’s a mood, that’s for sure. 



Poor Ben wasn’t the only reporter to have their segment go sideways.

So just remember, the next time you’re having “one of those days” at work, you’re not alone. Ben (and tons of people on Twitter) have all been there, too.

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