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Replacing 9/11 With… The Kardashians?!

September 11th, 2012

Chalk up another “victory” for the mainstream media!

Instead of devoting live coverage to the moment of silence in New York City on 9/11, NBC’s “Today” decided to skip it and stay in studio to do a live interview with Kardashian “mom-ager” Kris Jenner.

The topics?  The recent developments in daughter Kim’s divorce and juicy tidbits about Jenner’s recently-acquired breast implants.

NBC’s decision left thousands of angry viewers taking out their frustration on Twitter.  One person called NBC’s decision “inhumane”.  Another called it “disgraceful”.  Another simply asked “WTF??”  One Twitter user even went as far as to say, “Congratulations, terrorists — you’ve finally won.”

Has the mainstream media sunk that low in the past 11 years?

Do you remember the coverage that “Today” had on September 11, 2001?  It was devoted to facts and the latest breaking updates.  Matt Lauer and Katie Couric were even joined by an NBC News reporter, who was covered in dust and debris, talk about his experience of having to dive into an open car as the first tower fell.

THAT’S what American journalism is supposed to be about.  Our forefathers didn’t insist that the 1st Amendment include Freedom of the Press so that we could talk about celebrity boob jobs and divorces.  Instead, our forefathers believed that the media was a vital part in creating a vibrant democracy.  Now, it seems like they’re more interested in helping people shill books and advancing their own political agendas than anything else.

Remember when we promised the victims of 9/11 that we would “never forget”?  That’s a promise NBC decided not to honor.

 

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