Sunday, April 21, 2013

Morning News Drama and Business: Skip That

Waking Up on the Wrong Side of a Ratings War

Brian Stelter writing in The New York Times:
Curry felt that the boys’ club atmosphere behind the scenes at 'Today' undermined her from the start, and she told friends that her final months were a form of professional torture.
A nine-page story on the drama of millionaire, morning TV hosts.

Contracts, plots, PR disasters, hurt egos, crying.

But I don't feel their pain.

Journalism is business, too.  And these hosts know it.

They angle for ratings and power. I need news, weather and sports.

Which are available online, all day long.

Turn off the TV. Turn on the tablet or smartphone.

Unless you like morning soap operas.

Me? Skip that.

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