Blowing It: NBC Ignores WTC Moment of Silence To Talk Kardashians, Boob Jobs UPDATE: NBC Defends Decision
Bert Atkinson Jr. | On 11, Sep 2012
Talk about blowing it.
At 8:46 AM, in New York City and at the White House in Washington DC, there was a moment of silence to remember when the first plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In New York, the NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police and the families of the victims were present, while in Washington the President and the First Lady led the moment.”
ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning managed to carry the moment of silence. Fox News, MSNBC, and CNBC all carried it. Even the NY Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence.
But that didn’t stop some fools at NBC from airing a Today Show interview with Kris Jenner talking about her boob job and quite possibly the most meaningless show in the history of television, Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s. (Do we even really know why the Kardashian’s are famous?)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about some random entertainment, but there is a time and place for these things. Marking the 11th anniversary of the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center towers with a conversation about the dangers of not getting your breast implants replaced is less than appropriate …to say the very least.
UPDATE: CNN aired the moment of silence as well.
The Today show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show,” a spokesperson told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.
A source connected to the network also told us that TODAY had devoted sufficient air time to the 11th anniversary of the tragedy, including a segment with a Twin Towers attack survivor and multiple shots of the emerging Freedom Tower throughout the program. Some NBC affiliates aired the memorials, and MSNBC aired the entire TODAY show from 9/11/2001.” [Foxnews.com]
Check out this clip of the contrasting coverage that could make your head explode: