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Monday, June 19, 2006

Connie Chung Loses a Bet

Posted by on June 19 at 15:25 PM

…or something. I can only imagine the most extraordinary circumstances led her to do this on television, on purpose.

(Basic facts: The performance reportedly served as the finale to “Weekends with Maury & Connie,” the recently cancelled MSNBC talk show hosted by Connie Chung and her husband Maury Povich. All of this is made so much weirder by the fact the YouTube video seems to have recorded only Chung’s vocal track. Merciless…enjoy!)

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wow, that managed to be embarrassing, excruciating, and yet perversely titillating all at once...

the "oomph" on the piano dismount was of course the worst/best part.

Totally. It's one thing to do something like this relatively gracefully, and another to do it like a drunk cripple, with subsidiary "oomphs" and such...

My Gawd, I nearly died of laughter looping that snort-grunt-groan-to-heavy breathing dismount over and over and over ... until I realized it the audio track sounded faintly like an excerpt from Con's morning BM.

I saw this earlier today, and, really, it has colored my whole afternoon.

I'm a young'in, but wasn't she a fairly respected journalist at some point? I thought she was one of the first woman news anchors in America.

Connie Chung is Exhibit A in the argument that the terms "respected journalist" and "news anchor" are mutually exclusive. Yes, she was, and no, she wasn't. The SOLE requirement for news anchordom in the old days was faux gravitas, no brains required; and now, in the Katie Couric era, that has been altered to "faux empathy". Still no brains required.

I can't watch. It's too horrible.

I couldn't take my eyes off the fake piano playing, fake happy-to-be-here smiler. I hope they powdered him down afterwards. Blaretch!

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