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A photographer for CNN was assigned to cover southern California 's
Wildfires last year. He wanted pictures of the heroic work the
were doing as they battled the blazes.

When the photographer arrived on the scene, he realized that the smoke
so thick it would seriously impede, or even make impossible, his getting
good photographs from the ground level. He requested permission from his
boss to rent a plane and take photos from the air.

His request was approved and he used his cell phone to call the local
airport to charter a flight. He was told a single engine plane would be
waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, "Let's

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and roared down the
runway. Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, "Fly
the valley and make two or three low passes so I can take some pictures
the fires on the hillsides."

"Why?" asked the pilot.
"Because I'm a photographer for CNN," he responded. "And I need to get
close-up shots."

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, "So,
you're telling me, is...you're NOT my flight instructor?" icon_mrgreen.gif
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Good one!
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LOL those wacky reporters'll do anything for a pulitzer
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That good UM, but if it was really a CNN reporter, they would've just reported that the Bush administration started the fire and put up a smoke screen in an attempt to cover up their plot.

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Here Here!!!!
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