As the scene in Watertown, Mass escalated, news channels were, understandably, confused about exactly what was happening. One brave reporter for New England Cable News admitted as much live on the air, albeit accidentally. As Brian Williams cut to the channel, an unidentified reporter can be heard saying "Oh, you're not listening? Well, I don't know shit."

Honest, yet not the most professional reaction. Brian Williams quickly apologized, even managing to place the blame on the local news channel: "Well, that was a fortuitous time to dip into the feed of New England Cable News," he said. "We apologize for the language we inadvertently aired during what was a mix up of communications on their part."