Friday, October 14, 2005

The Today Show Meets To Die For?

Thank you Michelle Malkin: http://michellemalkin.com/mt/mt-MALKIN-tb.cgi/3060 This is hysterical. Take one good looking female reporter trying so hard to get noticed and advance her career, add a little rain, and a touch of bad timing, and you have something close to the movie "To Die For" staring Nicole Kidman. The exception here is that there is no murder in this story, and the movie was brilliantly conceived and acted by all involved, while the Today Show is a mess. The beauty of this story shows how far the MSM goes to make their own story. The picture below is the face of the MSM. Or maybe it's the face of the stupid. Who knows?: Michelle Kosinski. It's a pretty good looking face if you ask me. Then again, that vacant, I'm a serious reporter look is very reminiscent of Nicole Kidman in her movie "To Die For." (Nicole Kidman) That serious reporter made a serious mistake the other day when she ended up showing how far the MSM goes to make news up. Just prior to a report on The Today Show saying the Bush administration staged a interview session with members of the military in Iraq, and coached their answers, Michelle ended up as part of a staged story. Unsubstantiated rumors against President Bush and his administration? How is that possible? (/sarcasm) The MSM thinks "Hey, it is the Bush administration, so why not have a go (again) at tearing him apart?" I honestly have no problem with a news agency going after a legitimate story of a presidential failing ,(border control, illegal immigration, etc.) but so much of what has been written about so-called Bush scandals have turned out to be false. Looks like this one is too. A little proof of how false a story this is comes from one of the soldiers interviewed: The truth from Sgt. Ron Long In another wonderful bit of citizen journalism, Michael Finkelstein's NewsBusters has the video and background story on Michelle, and the overall bias of Today on NBC. Back to the story: The Today Show was about to run a segment alleging a recent Q and A session between President Bush and soldiers in Iraq was staged with fake questions when Michelle Kosinski rows up in a canoe, floating on what appears to be a street flooded so bad it requires a boat to navigate. Here's the problem with live television: Things go wrong, and everybody is there to see it happen without the help (read: slant) of editing. As it turns out, Michelle was doing a week plus series of story's for NBC's Today Show about the week plus rain coming down in New Jersey. So, here she comes today paddling toward the camera in what looks like a completely flooded area when two men walk past her revealing the water depth to be somewhere around 5 inches. I guess Michelle is in the canoe because she's worried about falling face first in standing water less than a foot deep, and drowning like a special education child? Or, maybe she's a camera whore looking to advance her career by making up a story.... I think I'll pick number two as the correct reason.


Blogger Heraldblog said...

Sgt. Long didn't say the Q&A with Bush was unscripted. Instead, he seems to imply that the media has an obligation to say and do whatever the government wants.

10/24/2005 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Rooster Cashews said...

Can't believe I didn't see your remark until a year after you posted it. Did you read Sgt. Long's post? It appears not.

You said: "he seems to imply that the media has an obligation to say and do whatever the government wants."

Sgt Long says:

"...while the media uses that freedom to try to RIP DOWN the President and our morale, as US Soldiers. They seem to be enjoying the fact that they are tearing the country apart. Worthless!"


"The question I was most asked while I was home on leave in June was, "So...What's REALLY going on over there?" Does that not tell you something?! Who has confidence in the media to tell the WHOLE STORY? It's like they WANT this to turn into another Vietnam. I hate to break it to them, but it's not."

Can it be spelled out more clearly? I don't see anything in Mr. Long's response saying the media should be a lap dog to the government.

Sgt. Long "suggests" that the media has their own agenda and are digging for stories that are not there, using their power to usurp a fighting force and a sitting president with their own view, and not actual reporting, and are trying to turn this war into another Vietnam while influencing the American public.

11/07/2006 10:32:00 PM  

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