Thursday, July 24, 2008

Why I don't watch the news

I broke a rule today and watched Barack Obama's speech in Berlin. Quite good, I thought. But afterwards, as he was walking through the crowd, MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell interrupted the NBC Political Reporter Chuck Todd . . . who was making a somewhat valid point about the stagecraft . . . to breathlessly inform the audience that NBC anchorman Brian Williams was now walking alongside Obama. Well, as they used to say in pre-television days, "Stop the presses!" A little later, Mitchell felt it necessary to point out that Williams was now interviewing Obama.

What I'd like to know is who pays her salary: the news department or the promotion department!


Mike said...

Good Lord, there is so much of that crap on television news these days. Reporters interviewing reporters? Someone seems to be missing the point somewhere.

Granny J said...

Obviously they're wannabe Light Workers.

meggie said...

Holy Moly!

Catalyst said...

GJ - Light Workers? That's a new one on me.

Meggie - Indeed!