This morning I was watching The Today Show. For years we have heard that our news shows have become entertainment and the important stories of the day are being pushed aside for the salacious.
Everything that is wrong with our news shows came blaring onto the screen this morning approximately eight minutes into the show.
The primary anchor introduced news reader Sheinelle Jones. Typically the news reader’s role is to give an update on the top stories of the day, the hard hitting news that matters.
Today the news reader’s top story was Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, hospitalized after being found unconscious in her bathtub.
A reporter was dispatched to the front doors of the hospital where she was being treated and family “sources” quoted.
The second story was the beheading of Japanese prisoner and journalist Kenjo Goto by worldwide terrorists from ISIS.
Interesting choice by NBC News.