Thursday, June 08, 2006

It's Time to Put Larry out to Pasture

Last week Larry King interviewed Anderson Cooper. At one point, while discussing his brother's suicide, he cut Anderson off mid-sentence to ask him if, when his brother jumped out of a window, he landed on the pavement, on an awning or on top of a car.

Tonight he was interviewing Nick Berg's father about the death of al-Zarqawi. He asked him if he ever received his son's remains. Mr. Berg was visibly upset by the topic, but Larry just kept pressing.

Seriously, what is wrong with this man? At first I thought maybe he was just showing a complete and utter lack of tact, but now I wonder. Either Larry King is the most incompetent (possibly senile) interviewer on this planet or he is a cruel son of a bitch. Either way, it's time for CNN to get rid of him.

2 comments:

marty-loo said...

Totally. I actually watched that bit with Nick Berg's father too. The father is a bit too nice for my taste. Sure, killing Zarqawi is not going to bring his son back, but him being sad Zarqawi was assassinated because it "diminishes us all"? Please. There are plenty more people whose death saddens me much more. Zarqawi should go to the end of the compassion line-up.

Lemon said...

Oh, don't get me wrong, I couldn't disagree more with Nick Berg's dad who thinks that killing Zarqawi was wrong. But he has suffered enough and I don't think it was necessary for Larry to go on and on about what happened to his son's remains.