But apparently Fox news reporter Paul Raphel skipped that section of the network's application.
Not only did Raphel fail miserably at a primary-school level spelling bee challenge... he was beaten by a six-year-old girl.
Primary school pupil Lori Anne Madison, who spelled her way into the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee last month and is believed to be its youngest competitor, trounced Fox 5 reporter Raphel during an on-air contest.
Raphel failed to complete the second round of the mini contest, unable to spell either 'tourniquet' nor 'lozenge' correctly, while Madison successfully spelled out 'okapi,' 'metacarpal,' and - most poignantly - 'embarrassing.'
Rumors that Madison will be replacing Raphel as the new Washington DC Fox News anchor are as yet unsubstantiated.
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Can you spell "moron"?