God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

Well, I, Uh, What....Journalism, What's That?

One of the hallmarks of a good journalist is knowing how to roll with the punches. Especially in a live broadcast, you never know when a guest is going to say or do something different from what you expected, and you should know how to handle that. It seems that Brigitte Quinn of Fox News has a bit of trouble with that. She was interviewing Judy Bachrach from Vanity Fair, and obviously thought it was going to be a fluffy cakewalk through an "isn't the inauguration party lovely" piece...but when Ms. Bachrach began to question Bush's spending, timing, and reasons, Ms. Quinn got more than a little flustered. Watching her try to save face and make a come-back is great, because she just can't seem to come up with anything that helps. She tries, more than once, to get back to something that would be a fashion piece, but Ms. bachrach doesn't take the bait. Ms. Bachrach suggests that the money might have been better spent on arms and armouring for our troops (referring to a recent story of soldiers using scrap metal bits to shore up Humvees), and Ms. Quinn's response is to imply that Bush *IS* honouring and supporting our troops, by offering a prayer at a breakfast. After a couple minutes, she finally just talks over Ms. Bachrach, telling her they've given her enough time.

Yes, it's fuckin' hilarious. See for yourself.

Note; no political discussions, please. I don't care. I just think seeing the reporter fall apart is funny, that's all.

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