Reporters

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.

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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…..gay?

  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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