If NBC keeps this up, sooner or later they are going to have to change their name to “Nothing But Controversy.” Only a matter of weeks after the network was blasted nationwide for choosing to tape-delay the Summer Olympics in London (which in terms of ratings actually seemed like the right decision), the Peacock is now in hot water over opting to air an interview with Kris Jenner about breast implants and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” over a moment of silence in New York for 9/11 that was broadcast on “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” and a local NBC affiliate that decided not to air the Jenner interview.
For the sake of fairness, we have to point out that “Today” did not ignore the tragedy by any stretch of the imagination on the show, which is something that a spokesperson echoes in a statement:
“The Today show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show.”
9/11 coverage is also featured on the show’s web site, though not as largely as some other stories as asthma awareness and recipes for the season.
Ultimately, this story taking off seems to be the result of a poor decision on the network’s part made worse by the fact that it didn’t air so Savannah Guthrie could talk with Kim Kardashian’s mom. The reality TV family is more than a little polarizing, and there have even been petitions created over the years to try and get them taken off of TV. Once again to be fair to Jenner, though, it was not exactly her decision to be replacing a moment of silence to remember that tragic day. As a matter of fact, she has even retweeted a message online reminding everyone to take a moment to mourn the lives of the people who dies eleven years ago.
At the end of the day, the blame here solely goes on NBC rather than Jenner, who seems to be the victim here of bad circumstances and being someone who detractors like to pile on. It should be noted, though, that “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” airs on a network in E! that is owned by NBC’s parent company.
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