I did Fox Business News Wednesday morning. It was kind of a funny thing.
My appearance was at 6:05 am. So they take to a room at about 5:58 to sit me down for TV, and, uh oh, there’s someone else in the seat where I’m supposed to go. Time to rush to another studio where I’m dropped into a seat with about a minute to go. Earpiece in, microphone on the jacket.
“Mr. Koffler, lower your seat.”
“Now Mr. Koffler, count to five!”
“Okay, you’re on.”
Wha- what? Already?
“Joining us now is Keith Koffler . . . ”
Yikes. But the bad stuff was just starting. I was told we would be talking about Speaker Boehner and the Republicans. But Maria Bartiromo starts off with a question about the Teamsters meeting with Donald Trump, which I misheard as a question about a union meeting with Hillary Clinton, having just gotten settled in the chair.
AND I HAD NO IDEA THE TEAMSTERS HAD MET WITH DONALD TRUMP.
This sometimes happens, that they go off topic, and since I read a lot, I can usually handle it. But this one I wasn’t aware of.
Watch the sort of confused look on my face as I get the question and bumble through a short answer. I was hoping she’d move on to something else, but she followed up with, essentially, “What the Hell are you talking about?”
Finally, thoughts started coming into my head, and I think I gave a satisfactory answer.
Scary, but kind of fun too. The rest of the questions were off topic also, but easier.