Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fuck You, NBC

I'm trying to figure out how NBC could possibly become more of a joke. I'm trying, but I can't say anything's coming to me.

In case all of its well-documented failures in the past weren't enough to convince you that the network, particularly its news department, is being run by monkeys, there's this: This morning, rather than go with the 9/11 moment of silence at 8:46AM, the Today show -- seriously the biggest punchline within the larger farce that is NBC -- decided to continue airing an interview with Kris Jenner in which she discussed the new season of the case of cultural Ebola that is Keeping Up with the Kardashians and her breast implants.

And no, I'm not making any of this up.

I wish I could come up with something clever or funny to say about choosing Kris Jenner over the 9/11 moment of silence, but really all I've got is -- fuck you, NBC. Just fuck you.


Drew said...

So NBC is basically saying that a pack of spoiled debutante socialites that offer nothing to our society except media sludge is more important than the anniversary moment of silence for the most memorable attack in modern history.

Yep...Fuck you NBC.

namron said...

I am a senior citizen with very rigid TV habits. Today was always my default morning viewing. Ever since they hired that twit Lauer the show descended. I switched to CBS when they brought in Charlie Rose for the morning show.

Matt said...

Seriously, FUCK YOU NBC. As an addendum to my previous idea of a cage death match between Nancy Grace and Glenn Beck, let's add in Kris Jenner. Promise them more attention and money, the gravitational field of suck from them being in the same area should create a black hole and drag them out of our existence.

Rev. Bob said...

Actually, I'm kind of glad NBC did that. We need to get over our 9/11 fetish already. When was the last time you stopped for a moment of silence in recognition of Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, or any of this country's other Great Tragedies?

Ripping the scars open in an annual ritual is exactly what the perpetrators want from us. Why give it to them?

TheReaperD said...

I'm really torn between your position Chez and Rev. Bob's. On one hand, it was the most dramatic event in the last 50 years in the U.S. with the attack on Perl Harbor being its predecessor. It's important to remember the event but, it is also important to move on. Part of the process of healing is to get on with your life, whether personal or for a country. But, I have to admit "moving on" by skipping the moment of silence in favor of the Kardashians is like ripping off the bandage and promptly pissing in the wound.

Now, none of this is to diminish the events of September 11th in your life Chez. I know it will hold a special place in your life, just like the people who were part of Perl Harbor. What happened that day may have literally and certainly figuratively saved your life and you will never forget that nor should you.

Chez said...

I think you're on drugs, Rev. At least I hope so. It's one thing to make the decision not to continue to cover the 9/11 memorials out of some sense of not wanting to dwell and wanting to look only forward. It's another thing entirely -- the most tawdry, inexcusable move possible for a TV news department -- to replace something as "important" as that with an interview with Kris fucking Jenner.

Anonymous said...

Covering more Kardashians refuse is independent of whether or not NBC chose to reflect on 9/11. I would have preferred some real, substantive material.

Maybe they could cover the asinine security measures taken at the 9/11 memorial.

Rev. Bob said...

Oh, I could not care less about the Kardashians or any other "reality celebs." I'm just saying that I'm glad NBC dropped the Annual Holy Vigil; please do not take that as any sort of endorsement for what they happened to be doing instead.

CNNfan said...

Is it possible you missed
the moment of silence at 8:48:am,
still cursing at NBC since 8:46:am?