September 18, 2005

The Television Academy

to the blogosphere: "Fuck you."

I'm watching the replay of the primetime Emmys, with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather onstage, supposedly in a tribute to Peter Jennings.

The entire audience stood up when they walked out. I wouldn't have.

Posted by Attila at September 18, 2005 10:22 PM | TrackBack

i didn't see it so i shouldn't really comment but from the supplied context I would assume that the standing up was for Peter Jennings, not the other two. That said, I didn't think that any major portion of the blogosphere had a beef with Jennings unless I missed that .

Posted by: Kav at September 19, 2005 06:21 AM

That's the sneaky part, though: it was a tribute to all three, with the excuse for it being Jennings' death. And the whole thing was predicated on what a lovely job the three of them have done over the years, providing us with the news.

Remember: I'm just as passionate about Walter Cronkite. I wouldn't have stood up for him, either. I see his visceral appeal, but I think he did this country a lot of harm.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 19, 2005 01:57 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks "Uncle Walter" was an evil manipulator of the "news" who used his reasssuring, "grandfatherly" image to foist cleverly disguised liberal propaganda, presented as objective "news reporting", on the American people for a generation! As soon as I saw Rather and Brokaw take the stage the other night, I went straight for the "mute" button until they were done. I wasn't interested in any more of their liberal tripe! Did you see/hear Rather's tearful lamenting at a speaking engagement the next day about the state of the news media today and how an atmosphere of "fear" hangs over newsrooms now? He can't handle the fact that the "Big 3" networks no longer control the flow of news to the consuming public or that the MSM, for the first time, are being fact-checked and held accountable for their lies and distortions! I, for one, don't miss those 3 "anchors" one bit! Long live cable news AND the blogosphere!

Posted by: Rob at September 20, 2005 11:20 AM

Did u see Rather blubbering about how the Katrina coverage was a high point of journalism? You're giving away the game, Dan! It was a LOW point, but it pushed a liberal canard, that America is a racist country, so Dan weeps. You can't make this stuff up!

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at September 20, 2005 02:22 PM

I heard about it. It's hard to escape the impression that he's gone 100% delusional. I'm almost starting to feel sorry for him.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 20, 2005 06:48 PM

I turned it off after Blythe Danner's "Let's get the heck outta there" Iraq comment.

STFU, Apple's Granny.

Posted by: Lisa at September 20, 2005 07:45 PM

Maybe you should have kept the TV on: when Patricia Arquette won her Emmy, she remarked that her prayer for our soldiers was "when they come home, that they come home safe and sound."

It sounded to me like a gentle rebuke.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 20, 2005 08:29 PM

Really? I bet they revoke her SAG card. ;)

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