Saturday, December 15, 2007

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

In the 'We Couldn't Have Made This Up If We Tried' department, comes this item. A newsreader for the frothy Today Show exhorts a Columbia Journalism School audience: "I'm here to call you to be a warrior for truth." Please, Ms. Curry, spare us the bull. That, too, is an important journalistic principle.

7 Comments:

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Mr. Bluster said...

Ms. Curry is not the worst of the bunch, but if the Today Show's journalistic standards are to be held up as the measure of a warrior, she should fall on her sword and be done.

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

Hmm, Dateline, where they have show after reality show of predators lured to underaged teens kitchens????

Would have liked to see her stiletto's though :-)

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Well said, Bluster. And I did pick up on that stiletto detail, also. Dateline is indeed shameful, but then network television is basically out of the news business completely (except for PBS), now that it's all owned by conglomerates. It's all pure entertainment now.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger DementedM said...

No, Ann Curry is not my idea of hard journalism either.

At least she tried to dissuade those coming up behind her from being as superficial as she has been in her career.

M
http://twistedfantasy.typepad.com/

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Well said, Michelle. I love your blog, so I'm thrilled you've stumbled over this site, perhaps as a result of the ongoing sci-fi conversation elsewhere, and joined the conversation. Here's hoping you'll come back often. I'll be closely reading your updates on motherhood and other subjects.

 
At 12:02 AM, Blogger Maria said...

Speaking of stilettos, some of us with wider feet are destined for life in saddle shoes, clogs, loafers, moccasins, and nevertheless strive to walk quietly and undetected. Might some be called: "foragers" for truth?

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I like that, Maria. And you're a lot better off without those shoes. I understand some woman put themselves through semi-maiming to wear those kind of shoes. How sad.

 

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