There’s an awful lot going on with our families at the Jello manse right now, and the Unnamed Partner and I are kinda tired. So I decided this morning to sleep in a little bit. And that’s why I witnessed the horror that is the “Morning Shows.”
On a normal workday, I’m gone long before any of these things come on. I might watch the local news for weather and traffic but that’s about it. Every once in a while I see a replay later in the day of Matt Lauer interviewing a senator, Robin Roberts interviewing a cabinet head, or the guy on the CBS Early Show interviewing some economist (and why can’t I ever remember the CBS guy’s name?).
And then suddenly at 8 o’clock a.m., it’s as if they turn a switch and become mindless morons who happily begin gossiping about Britney Spears’ appearance on a sitcom, or grilling steaks — Cajun style! — or, and this is definitely my favorite story of the day:
Diane, Robin, Chris and Sam tasted several interesting chip flavors this morning.
To quote Ellen DeGeneres, “my point, and I do have one,” is this: Are we really depending on these people for our news?! How can they go from hard-hitting interviews at 7:45 and then be “tasting chips” at 8:00?
It makes me shudder, but it also makes me understand some of the level of political discussion I see and hear lately.
Yes: chips, presidential candidates — we do it all at GMA!