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Have you ever been rejected at a press conference where they reserve seats for the real news? Obviously they don't want some guy who is going to cut together the interview to best poke fun at them, then put it on his blog to get passed around to far more people than the real news guys will ever reach. So maybe they're being prudent.

Whatever your motivation, if you're looking to pass as a legitimate reporter, this microphone flag (along with a shower, change of clothes and less cursing) will be your ticket in the door. The video shows you how to put together a quality prop that will fit right in against the real ones. Impersonate an existing network (though I sure don't advise it), or make up your own, either way, when you're holding your microphone up with the others you'll blend in seamlessly.

It seems like the video instructions make this all more work than it needs to be, but their final product sure does look like the real thing. Michael Una uses a simpler spin, making the mic flag from a metal box he had on hand. His results look pretty convincing to me, but I wouldn't suggest going as cheap as one commenter suggested and using cardboard and markers. When you get tossed out from backstage at Fashion File, don't blame me!


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