So when I saw this article about NBC hiring Sarah Palin to co-host the Today show, I thought “must be an April Fools joke.” But no. It’s April 2nd!
For those of you who don’t remember, NBC used to be a television broadcast network along with ABC, CBS and Fox. It had some great programming, being the network that broadcast “Cheers” and “The Rockford Files.” It had a respectable news department. Chet Huntley and David Brinkley did the evening news. Even it’s late night programming was great with Johnny Carson and Steve Allen as hosts of the “Tonight Show.”
But NBC has made one stupid decision after another in recent years and with this latest move, it has just about completed its decent into absurdity. Sarah Palin is barely able to spell her own name. A geek who makes fart sounds with his armpit would actually sound more intelligent than Sarah Palin. Even Fox News describes her as “inarticulate and uneducated.” But some how NBC has decided she’s worthy of filling the chair once inhabited by Barbara Walters and Jane Pauley? Could they have been trying to get Michael Palin and just picked up the wrong Rolodex card?
What does NBC stand for, anyway? Nothing But Crap apparently.
UPDATE: Watch this video to get a preview of what Today Show viewers have in store this morning.