NBC and The Today Show are under serious fire online for running an interview with Kris Jenner on her new breast implants and the family’s reality show right throughout the 9/11 moment of silence.
We have embedded two videos for you at the end of this article: the first one is a comparison of what the other networks did during the designated moment of silence and what was happening on The Today Show, while the other is of the actual interview.
As you will see, Kris talks in it about her new breast implants, which she claims she had to have changed because she’d had them for “like 152 years,” the Kardashians’ reality show and how nothing is scripted, and Kim’s new beau Kanye West.
In the meantime, all the other networks took a moment to remember all those who lost their lives in the brutal 9/11 attacks 11 years ago, as Media Bistro also points out.
“At 8:46 AM, in New York City and at the White House in Washington DC, there was a moment of silence to remember when the first plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001,” says the e-zine.
“In New York, the NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police and the families of the victims were present, while in Washington the President and the First Lady led the moment,” MB writes.
“The cable networks all carried it, with ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” carrying it as well. The only national general news program to not carry the moment of silence was NBC’s ‘Today,’ which, in an odd bit of counter-programming, opted to air an interview with ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star Kris Jenner, who talked about the new season of the reality show, and her breast implants,” the same media outlet reports.
As you can imagine, response was as quick as it was cutting: shame on NBC for letting a Kardashian blabber on during the 9/11 moment of silence (we’re paraphrasing). Shame on them for letting their desperation for ratings show at such a moment.
In response, NBC says it’s done all that it should have to honor the dead and, consequently, has no reason to feel ashamed.
“The Today show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show,” says a spokesperson for the network.