This moratorium is when more camera time is spent showing the interviewer than showing the interviewee.  You get this with folks like Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Keith Morrison quite a bit.  They have 4 or 5 cameras set up for the interview with 3 of them on the reporter.  That way, they can go back and edit it so when a question is answered the camera can show Diane with her finger on her lip listening very intently or with Keith shaking his head in disbelief about something they said. 

Look, I am watching your stupid tripe to hear what THEY are saying, not to notice your new brow lift or toupee or to see your feigned interest or your canned laughter.  I don’t need to see you bow down to the Oprah or tear up when talking to Angelina Jolie about some new crusade she is on.  Heck, with Angelina, I just want to see HER period (I can always mute it when she starts preaching).

We need a 20 year moratorium on having to watch these smug, self-righteous people interivew people.


4 Responses to “Reporters”

  1. Marty Says:

    Hmm…funny, I mute Anderson Cooper. Don’t much care who he’s interviewing, so long as he’s in the shot. May I vote an exception? 🙂

  2. Roland Says:

    Anderson Cooper? Isn’t he a bit….um…

  3. Marty Says:

    Dude, it’s not like I think I’m gonna bag him, lol.

  4. newhoosier Says:

    I like being able to see the interviewee’s reaction to the question as well, and a lot of times that is missed. If you get to see the reaction it helps you determine if it’s a genuine answer or not (not that you didn’t know that).

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