Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Matt Lauer is a tool
During a special primetime broadcast about the Virginia Tech killings, Today show host Matt Lauer spoke with NBC anchorman Brian Williams on the campus. Matt mentioned that he'd visited a cafeteria at the school that afternoon and was surprised that the students were surprised to see him. Matt explained that obviously the kids weren't aware of the impact of this horrible event. They hadn't realized it was an event of Matt Lauer-in-a-trenchcoat-in-your-college-cafeteria proportions.
Then Matt topped things off by telling Brian that if either one of them as professional newspeople had gotten a report that 30 American soldiers had been killed that day in Iraq, both of them would "recoil" in horror. But this wasn't Iraq, this was a college campus in the boondocks. So that's, like, even more recoil-y, you know?
Never mind that around 30 innocent Iraqis and a handful of American soldiers are killed nearly every day in the war. Guess the spring on the old newsman recoil function is just worn out when it comes to that.