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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stay Classy, Today Show!

Posted by on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Instead of observing a moment of silence for 9/11 yesterday, the Today Show aired an interview with the woman who spawned the Kardashians "talking about her breast augmentation." The show says despite rampant objections on the internet, it will not apologize. Nice.

UPDATE: Gold Star Comment goes to...

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care bear 1
I didn't observe a moment of silence yesterday either. Should I apologize?
Posted by care bear on September 12, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
I'm sorry..I for one am sick of the orgy of self grief we put ourselves through, well the corporate media puts us through and oportunistic politicians, every year on 9-11 at this point.

So the fact they talked about something brainless and stupid frankly is a breath of fresh air.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
3
me either, and I also refuse to apologize
Posted by buxy on September 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
delirian 4
I don't think the Today Show needs to apologize for not including a pointless moment of silence. But they damn well need to apologize for continuing more of this Kardashian bullshit.
Posted by delirian on September 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 5
I was about to make a joke about breast augmentation/twin towers. It wouldn't have been very funny but mostly I didn't want to have a Slog "Stay Classy, ArtBasketSara" post written about me...
Posted by ArtBasketSara on September 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 6
@4 BINGO!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
DOUG. 7
The terrorists win.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on September 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM · Report this
Zebes 8
Why is anybody looking to the Today Show to commemorate 9/11? Are they that central and defining a cultural trendsetter that we need to set our grief clocks by them?
Posted by Zebes http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.html on September 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM · Report this
mrbarky 9
Excuse me, but I always look to the Today show to commemorate our nations sorrows. I find Al Roker's antics comforting.
Posted by mrbarky on September 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM · Report this
10
NEVER FORGET COLUMBINE
Posted by yourepretentious on September 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM · Report this
blip 11
Let's observe a moment of silence for the annual 9/11 wankfest. We had a solid 11 year run but it's well past its expiration date and it's starting to smell funny.
Posted by blip on September 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM · Report this
12
Oh, please. How is it not classy to continue with regular programming on the anniversary of 9/11? This was a terrible event, but I'm not going to observe a moment of silence on this day for the rest of my life. Am I not classy? If Today scheduled "classy" programming (an interview with a minister? Oprah?), you'd scream how they are cowtowing to teabaggers and other fringe groups.
Posted by mitten on September 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM · Report this
13
I demand an apology for any show that displays anything related to the Kardashians.

That said, How long are we expected to hold a moment of silence or put 9/11 on the front page of newspapers? Are we going to be going through this BS on the 23rd anniversary? How about the 97th? 152nd? When can we stop?

I don't watch the Today show but it sounds like a fluff entertainment show (at least I hope it's a fluff show or I'm really pissed about them bringing the Kardashain BS into it) so why would they have anything to do with 9/11? Is all of TV supposed to stop for a moment of silence on 9/11 forever? If we can make them do that can we just shut all of TV down forever? The world would be a better place.
Posted by Root on September 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM · Report this
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Agreed that @4 is the Gold Star comment. What else can one say?
Posted by MLM on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this
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@2
"orgy of self grief"

Grief porn!
Interviews!
Memorials!
Moments of silence!

@10
Yes!
A moment of silence for Columbine (lest we forget).
And a moment of silence for Pearl Harbor (lest we forget).
And a moment of silence for Vietnam (lest we forget).
And a moment of silence for the Korean Conflict (lest we forget).
And a moment of silence for ... (lest we forget).

Get your Grief Porn calendar TODAY!
Know what moments of silence you must observe for what events on what days.

Grief Porn!
Because nothing says "I was not involved but that is not going to stop me from getting my grief on" like Grief Porn!
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this
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Aside from the fact there are more than enough moments of recognition for those lost on 9/11, I actually think it's absolutely appropriate that NBC aired the Kardashian segment. They are a symbol of everything the terrorists hate about America, so it's a symbolic Eff U to them, if anything.
Posted by Chali2Na on September 12, 2012 at 2:06 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 17
@15 - I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FORGOT THE ALAMO!

... AND THE MAINE!
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on September 12, 2012 at 2:08 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 18
As far as I'm concerned, this is the only way to "commemorate" 9/11.
Posted by keshmeshi on September 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 19
Never forget October 14, 1066 and the Battle of Hastings! One day England will throw off the jackbook of the Norman invaders once and for all. One day...one day
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 20
@4 - BEST. COMMENT. EVER.
Posted by TreGibbs on September 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 21
War of 1812! Tell me you had a moment of silence to commemorate the 200th anniversary?

http://www.canadaplace.ca/At_Canada_Plac…

Stay outta Canada y'hear!
Posted by ArtBasketSara on September 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 22
I respect a good moment of silence even 11 years out, but if they start reading of the names of the fallen, sorry, I'm changing the channel.
Posted by Free Lunch on September 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM · Report this
mr. herriman 23
And these, to follow keshmeshi @18:

http://www.happyplace.com/10276/the-most…

The plushes are the best/worst.
Posted by mr. herriman on September 13, 2012 at 12:35 AM · Report this

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