For the sake of “ratings”, the competition-fueled, lackluster Today Show aired Pimp Whorin’ Matriarch Kris Jenner instead!!! The shameless move forced viewers to watch
KardashianJenner talk about self-promoting isht, like her recent boob job, while other stations respected the moment of silence for the fallen victims of 9/11.
The “Today” show Tuesday defended its outrageous decision to treat viewers to a interview with Kim Kardashian’s mom, Kris Jenner — while millions everywhere else observed a somber moment of silence to mark the time of day the first plane slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 11 years ago.
“They are well suited for each other, really, really happy,” Jenner said of her bootylicious daughter and her rapper beau Kanye West.
“And everybody who has kids knows when your kids are happy, you’re happy,” she said as “Today” competitors “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” took viewers to the heartwrenching 9/11 memorial service where devastated relatives of the dead were holding a moment of silence.
In New York, the local NBC affiliate, WNBC, carried live coverage of the event, but in almost every other U.S. city, viewers were showered with Jenner’s inane jibber-jabber.“The `Today’ show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show,” said NBC News spokeswoman, Megan Kopf.
Earlier during show, “Today” had aired a lengthy segment about 9/11.
“It’s such a shame and a disgrace that I’m left almost speechless,” said Frank Siller, 59, whose firefighter brother Stephen Siller died on 9/11 moments after he ran through the Battery tunnel to fight the fires at Ground Zero.“There are a couple points in the day where you have got to stop and remember the innocent and those that gave their lives in the line of duty…“That they would show something [Kris Jenner] that means nothing in life is a show of such disrespect, I’m beyond words,” Siller said.
“It’s ridiculous,” said television industry analyst Marc Berman of TV Media Insights. “Ratings are ratings and of course they [NBC] is going to do whatever they have to do, but there are times when you have to put that aside and bite the bullet,” he said.
NBC’s catchin’ a lot of heat for this and we hope they’re a little embarrassed. Guess the term ‘Never Forget’ is only good when their ratings are up!
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