Archive for the ‘Diane Sawyer’ Category

Reporters

February 16, 2007

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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