ABC 12's reporter (and sometimes sketch artist) Siobhan Riley drew on live TV what many perceived as an inadvertent depiction of male genitalia on a map of Saginaw last month, drawing national attention and the TV station's pleadings that it was all 'an honest mistake'.
Miss Riley's art has been the subject of much ridicule and featured on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Huffington Post, Salon, The Daily Mail, Gawker, The New York Daily News, The Daily Telegraph and others.
"This is just another phony scandal," said the station's news director. "If they just would have let her finish. I just wanted Siborner to insert a little culture into her reports which symbolized Mid Michigan's renaissance, and what better way than Da Vinci's 'The Vitruvian Man'!"
Mission accomplished sir!
The news director continued: "Did Leonardo have to suffer 'penis jokes' over HIS sketch in the 14th century? The Vitruvian Man exemplifies the blend of art and science during the Renaissance. The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions, and frankly I think Siboner's drawing has been blown out of proportion.
Miss Riley: That's 'Siobhan' not 'Siboner', but thank you sir. As our Flint audience knows, the word Renaissance is literally translated as "rebirth". I knew the cultured Flint audience would pick up what I was laying down on that touchscreen.
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