We All Would Have Made The Same Decision
NBC’s “Today” is taking a lot of internet criticism right now for not broadcasting a moment of silence for 9/11 victims today. Those critics would have you believe that NBC’s “Today” show simply could have told Kris Jenner, Mom to Kim Kardashian, to wait for 30 seconds before interviewing her about her breast implants.
Are these critics crazy?
Although I’ve been out of the journalism game for a long, long time, here’s one thing I know for certain to be true: you do not pass up an opportunity to interview a woman whose entire contribution to the world is giving birth to reality television stars. Especially if she’s just had her breasts augmented in such a way as to make them larger and firmer than they were just a few short weeks ago. Guys: larger and firmer! Do these critics expect NBC to simply drop this hot potato to waste its time and energy on two minutes of coverage of, let’s see who was involved: the NYPD, the FDNY, the Port Authority Police, families of the victims, the president, the first lady, and a bunch of other losers who do not have a marginally popular reality television show simply because one of those family members once gave a dude a blowjob on video.
Exactly. Critics need to have professional experience before they go around throwing bombshells like, “You utter idiots. How dare you ever interview Kris Jenner in the first place, let alone bumping coverage of a goddamned moment of silence!” These critics just don’t know. They’re probably the ones who praised Walter Cronkite’s delivery of the news that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated:
We just have a report from our correspondent Dan Rather in Dallas, that he has confirmed President Kennedy is dead.
Boring! How about something a little more peppy, a little more grabby, a little more hip: Something like:
“Coming up later, news about President Kennedy, where we’ll reveal exciting updates about his current condition, but right now, let’s talk about Nancy Sinatra’s shocking nip-slip!”
See what I’m doing there? It’s journalism folks, done right. I’m not interested in this nonsensical let’s-cut-away-to-a-moment-of-silence-just-because-it’s-the-anniversary-of-a-horrible-moment-in-our-national-history crap that these unreasonable critics apparently want. Jenner got new boobz people; that demands immediate attention.
In summation, here’s to NBC’s “Today” show, doing things right amongst a sea of those doing it wrong.