Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An open letter to CNBC

Dear CNBC,

Please note. When Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma grace the stage to perform for the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, you should really SHUT THE HELL UP.

Same goes for Elizabeth Alexander reciting her original poem for the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. You're going to talk over her and do a split screen? Really?

What a bunch of rude mo-fos.


Because I watched the inauguration at the gym, I had my choice of CNN, CNBC and some other channel. The fourth TV was broadcasting Animal Planet and, I shit you not, everyone else in the gym appeared to be watching Animal Planet. Because when I burst into spontaneous applause and cheering? Yeah, I was the only one.

Anyway, back to the topic here. The CNBC screen was right in front of me, but the jackasses continually TALKED OVER everything that was going on. Thus forcing me to watch the CNN screen, which was to my left, thus causing me to list to the right on my treadmill. Thus adding to the ease with which I was able to get thrown from the treadmill when I stopped in my tracks, mesmerized and spellbound by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.


stephanie (bad mom) said...

WTF? Glad our school streamed CNN or I would have been out of my mind - what with that and the tittering teenagers who were "borrrreddd."

Dreamybee said...

I thought maybe I was the only one who noticed that. Apparently nobody else did! Nobody in charge, anyway. I can't believe somebody in a control room didn't just cut them off or get in their ear and tell them to shut the hell up.

Also, your treadmill shenanigans are cracking me up!

Fantastic Forrest said...

AMAZING. I am SO glad I watched it on NBC. The commentators were nice and quiet. Except when they made some astute observation like the one reported below.

I read newsbusters.org and laughed at this:

"As Dick Cheney was literally rolled out of office, in a wheelchair due to a packing accident, Tom Brokaw had one final kick out the door for the Vice President as he compared him to Dr. Strangelove, the mad scientist title character from the film of the same name. During NBC News' live coverage of Tuesday's Inaugural ceremonies Brokaw made the following observation of Cheney as he was being ushered towards Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony at about 11:32am EST:

TOM BROKAW: It's unfortunate for Vice President Cheney to have had this accident obviously, because there will be those who don't like him, who will be writing tomorrow that he had a Dr. Strangelove appearance as he appeared today in his wheelchair. It's not something he’ll be happy about going out in a wheelchair because he prides himself on his robustness."