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Friday, May 26, 2006

What the hell is wrong with Nightline?

REUTERS/Issei Kato

Hey, Bob, have you seen Nightline?

Yeah, it fucking sucks. Watch me drop a load
on the tourbots

I turned to Nightline tonight and instead of seeing a dissection of Bush and Blair's pray to Jesus meeting, I saw something on women choosing to have kids without a partner.

Interesting, they only showed upper middle class white women, but that wasn't the problem. It was, quite simply NOT FUCKING NEWS.

After Koppel quit, they split the hosting duties between Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran. And the stories got mushy. Real mushy. We have two wars, a corrupt Congress and a weak president and all I found out tonight is that smart guys sperm cost more. Not a year ago, Koppel eviserated Michael Brown on live TV. Now we get taped pieces on the McFadden's neighbors.

The show lacks an editorial direction and seems to be shot in the dim haze of Times Square. Nightline was the one place for hard news which didn't make Jennings cut. Serious news by serious people. Now it's discussing shit best left for 20/20.

Hell, even Dateline has more aggressive chops, gathering up pedos like the lucky captains catch crab on Deadliest Catch.

Features have a home on ABC, we need news, hard news.

posted by Steve @ 2:06:00 AM

2:06:00 AM

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