Another NYC Anchor Swears On-Air

Bernie Kerik, once a 'top cop,' gets a more anatomical name
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2009 6:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – After one anchor's angry F-bomb and another's strange chicken-copulation metaphor, a third New York local newscaster accidentally slipped in some off-color language last night. WABC anchor Bill Ritter referred to Bernie Kerik, ex-head of the NYPD and briefly nominated to run the Homeland Security Department, as "former New York City top cock." Ritter quickly corrected the error to "top cop" and later said: "I stumbled. It was a quick mistake, and I corrected it immediately."