Live TV can be tricky for news anchors, especially this one who by all appearances tried to turn a preposition into a proposition.
The story was about a big, bad gas company indeed plotting to jack with consumers with plans to “jack up” the price of energy, potentially raising the cost to heat a home from 27 to 30 percent.
Now, it doesn’t take a leap to see where this might be, uh, headed. Though her brain saw “up” on the teleprompter, her tongue went with “off.”
She maintained her poise like a pro’s pro, but her eyes screamed mortified.
However, that might be worth being jacked an extra 27 to 30 percent.