Faking it


The following caught my eye in this write from Stelter @ the NYT:

Dan Harris, the anchor of “World News Sunday” who regularly substitutes for Mr. Gibson, said the Webcast was his favorite show to anchor.

“I feel less pressure to wear a tie, sit up straight, and make sure everything I say is perfectly enunciated,” Mr. Harris said. “I have an opportunity to be much closer to who I actually am, instead of the TV version of myself.”

Bold emphasis mine. Why? Because it’s inherently ridiculous and exemplifies everything that is wrong with the TV news business. Well, not everything. But one important thing. The TV version? Of you? Shouldn’t you just be…well….you?

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