Sunday, October 16, 2005

No Bias, huh???

The today Show goofed up. Read this embarrasing story from
In a deliciously ironic twist of fate, shortly before airing a segment aimed at embarrassing the Bush administration by suggesting that it had staged a video conversation between the president and soldiers in Iraq, the Today show was caught staging . . . a video stunt.
Today's timing couldn't have been worse. A preceding segment focused on the incessant rains and ensuing flooding in the northeast. For days now, beautiful, blonde - and one senses highly ambitious - young reporter Michelle Kosinski has been on the scene for Today in New Jersey, working the story. In an apparent effort to draw attention to herself, in yesterday's segment she turned up in hip waders, standing thigh-deep in the flood waters.

Taking her act one step further, this morning she appeared on a suburban street . . . paddling a canoe. There was one small problem. Just as the segment came on the air, two men waded in front of Kosinki . . . and the water barely covered their shoe tops! That's right, Kosinski's canoe was in no more than four to six inches of water!

An embarrassed Kosinski claimed the water was deeper down the street but that her producers didn't want to let her go there for fear she'd drift away. But Katie and Matt, perhaps peeved by her attempted scene-stealing, couldn't resist ribbing her.

Matt: "Are these holy men, perhaps walking on top of the water?"

"Gee, is your oar hitting ground, Michelle?" inquired Katie, as she and Matt dissolved into laughter.

Just so your don't think the obvious - repeat after me: THERE IS NO LIBERAL BIAS IN THE NEWS MEDIA!!!


Jim Pemberton said...

Yes, there is a liberal bias in the mainstream news media. The "new" media of fox, talk radio and the blogosphere is not unbiased either. But that's only because one cannot report or comment on the news without bias. I prefer a bias toward earnestly seeking and reporting the truth. However, truth is not what Michelle Kosinski of the Today show was after. Unfortunately, such staged "reporting" is more common than we know. And while they may scold President Bush for having the troops prepped, they forget the fact that they themselves prepped the young soldier to ask a question in an attempt to embarrass Rumsfeld.

Chuck said...

Michelle Kosinski is from NC. She worked for WSOC 9. A few years ago there were a bunch of mail boxes being destroyed in our area by vandals and she showed up at our house to interview us because we were on the *victims list*. Thats right, victims of mailbox abuse.