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Video of News Anchor Being Attacked by Dog Sparks Debate

Feb 10, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Video of a dog attacking an anchorwoman on live television has gained national attention and sparked a debate over her station’s move to take the video off the Internet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kyle Dyer of Denver NBC affiliate 9News was bitten in the face by a dog Wednesday while she was anchoring the morning news show, the story says. The dog, which had been rescued from a frozen lake just days before, attacked her when she leaned toward the dog, according to the piece.

Her station declined to air tape of the incident and has sent takedown notices to websites where the footage has been posted. But that decision drew criticism, with Denver’s alternative newspaper pointing out that the station has aired violent footage as part of its news programming.

The station said Dyer would make a full recovery and was doing well, the story adds.

Here’s a video report on the incident from NBC’s “Today” show, which does not show the attack itself:

5 Comments

  1. As a dog lover I have to say, she was an idiot! You DO NOT put your face in the face of an unknown dog. Heck, it can even be dangerouse with a dog you do know! You do not know this dog’s history, which means be extra careful around it.

  2. It is nasty and distrubing and you can see it on You Tube where it is still available.

  3. I completely agree with you. This was nobody’s fault but her own.

  4. The news lady was probably already annoying the dog by touching his face so much, but to move your face right up to a dog’s face so quickly is going to cause it to defend itself.
    If a dog it getting annoyed, it gives a warning of either a growl or a snap towards the offending item. Anyone would be surprised if someone’s face suddenly appeared an inch in front of their face!
    I hope the lady recovers quickly – hopefully, as a dog lover, she’ll realise that the dog didn’t do anything wrong, and will continue to be a dog lover.

  5. The news lady was probably already annoying the dog by touching his face so much, but to move your face right up to a dog’s face so quickly is going to cause it to defend itself.
    If a dog it getting annoyed, it gives a warning of either a growl or a snap towards the offending item. Anyone would be surprised if someone’s face suddenly appeared an inch in front of their face!
    I hope the lady recovers quickly – hopefully, as a dog lover, she’ll realise that the dog didn’t do anything wrong, and will continue to be a dog lover.

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