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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!

4 comments:

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!