Friday, May 24, 2024

“Today” Show Made a Mistake, but “GMA” Was More Embarrassing


Yes, the “Today” show made a mistake this morning. They didn’t have the moment of silence for 9/11 victims and survivors. Instead they interviewed someone. If it had been someone serious or worthy of any time, no one would have cared. But Kris Jenner, madam of the Kardashians? Discussing breast implants? Oh my. The lowest of the low, you might say.

But really, over at “Good Morning America” today, things were much much worse. Jessica Simpson, famous at this point for nothing, was coming to co-host the 8-9am hour. They touted it all morning like grinning idiots. George Stephanopoulos was absolutely giddy. And then when she arrived, during the same hour of the 9/11 anniversary, GMA had a more than four minute segment of a game show called “What Do You Know About Jess?” or something. It was the most embarrassing thing that show has done in a while.

You can see it here: So really, which show was worse? It’s a toss up. Robin Roberts, please get better ASAP. You are sorely missed.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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