Sunday, November 4, 2012

Is Morley Safer Still Breathing? Go Ahead, Curse My Name


The story with David McCullough wasn't bad. That Morley Safer was still in front of the camera should have been the real story. As he attempted to speak through what sounded like a mouthful of crab apples, about what had to be his compatriots in 1776, I wondered whether he was going to come to life and start chewing on poor Mr. McCullough. Sunday night. The Walking Dead. Right?

I'm sorry Mr. Safer has passed on, err, passed the age of what is considered appropriate for an on-air reporter. But, it's unpleasant to listen to him. His stories and interviewing capabilities are better left to the written word. Would a woman be accepted as an on air personality if her eyeballs were nearly falling out of their sockets? Highly doubtful.

Yes, the double standard bothers me, but if an otherwise capable woman was showing the same physical wear as Mr. Safer, I'd prefer she stay behind the desk, too. 

Seroiusly, if you're cursing my name and saying what a horrible person I am, watch some of the video first. Then remember that when I do interviews I stand behind the camera and take the fruit out of my mouth. Just sayin.

Journey through history with David McCullough - CBS News:

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