Something a lot of people were talking about on Tuesday (at least a lot of people on the Internet, to my knowledge) (do people ever talk about things anywhere else?) (where?) (what’s it like?) (fwd me the link) is how each of the Big Three broadcast networks interrupted their morning shows to air a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, except NBC. Instead, Today aired an interview with Kris Jenner talking about her breast augmentation. Hahaha. Ugh. If you’re going to refuse to take a few moments to observe a moment of silence for a national tragedy, if only for the reason that everyone else was doing it and clearly you’re going to look like a dick when you don’t, you should definitely GO BIG! Naturally, people were upset. NBC refused to apologize at first, but today Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, issued a kind-of apology type statement and here it is! From The New York Times:

Mr. Capus sent his memo to NBC Affiliate Corporation Group executives, and began by citing the extensive coverage “Today” provided Wednesday to the attacks on the American embassies in Libya and Egypt. Then he added: “Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the Sept, 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers … and for that we apologize.”

“Sorry you got upset” is, as Steve Capus knows, always the apology that everyone wants to hear whenever they are upset. Very good. It is worth noting, though, that NBC has never observed the moment of silence, apart from during last year’s 10th anniversary. So. Maybe just never have Kris Jenner on again? Maybe let’s all just never talk about the Kardashians ever again. Then no one will even care at all when we don’t do a thing that we could have easily and probably should have done and, really, should have always been doing! Perfect. Case closed.

Comments (28)
  1. I just figured the interview with Kris Jenner was a metaphor for 9/11.

    • Yeah, exactly. His face is expressionless and he doesn’t say much.

      • Psst: I think you’re talking about walking mannequin Bruce.

        Kris is the mom of the group, the one who is trying WAY too hard to be a sister to her daughters (see: letting cameras film breast enhancement surgery; having breast enhancement surgery when you’re 56 YEARS OLD, etc.)

        • Well, BECAUSE I HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO TUNE INTO THE TODAY SHOW INSTEAD OF SOMETHING LIKE GOOD MORNING AMERICA OR ANY OTHER NEWS CHANNEL, I saw this dumb interview, and she was actually getting her implants replaced. Because you are actually supposed to do that every 10 years or so? So that you don’t POISON yourself with all the chemicals from your old implants leeching into your body? Or something? I’m actually not really sure if that’s the real reason. Whatever. UGH.

          • So how many used boobs does Kris Jenner have stashed in her house (actual boobs, not her children)?

          • A very important public service announcement reminding us women to get our implants replaced on time. She’s so socially responsible. I’ll add this reminder to my Outlook calendar for September 13, 20never.

        • Yeah wrong person, wrong pronoun, but I still stand by what I said. Botox makes you expressionless.

    • it was a message of hope, that when your twins towers fake boobs get destroyed in a terrorist attack old, you need to rebuild them and live happily ever after.

  2. I think we all know that the real crime here is focusing on the wrong part of the wrong Kardashian.

  3. #NeverForget

  4. They missed the anniversary because boobs?

    Classy.

  5. I WAS WATCHING THIS. I didn’t realize right then and there that it was the EXACT time the moment of silence was supposed to happen;I figured that they would show this interview and then have the moment of silence. And then the interview was over and I looked at the clock and was like “Wuhhhh?”

  6. “Go Big or Go Home” -Plan for Kris Jenner’s boobs and NBC’s mistakes.

  7. I think NBC did the right thing. If we don’t consistently Keep Up With The Kardashians, then the terrorists win.

  8. If we actually could, as a country, never talk about the Kardashians ever again, then the terrorists will have finally lost.

  9. One last comment on this, I promise. Kris Jenner apparently has had a busy week, between 9/11 and a feud with a child…

    • Are they airing “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” marathons in Guantanamo? I’d confess to anything if I was forced to hear Kim’s voice nonstop.

  10. “Sorry you got upset” … has NBC been getting conflict management pointers from my husband?

  11. It’s a question of buoyancy.

  12. Everyone knows the “sorry if I upset you” apology is bullshit, so I don’t really understand why so many people/entities with massive PR machines keep pouring money into said PR machines to get these shiny products that are not only made of bullshit, but known by everyone to be made of bullshit. Isn’t it time for a new and better disguised kind of non-apology?

    • Yeah, “I’m sorry I upset you” suggests that the upset person is abnormally sensitive, when in fact 9 times out of 10 the offender is abnormally insensitive.

  13. I’m just gonna throw out that this site and its purveyors are a bit anti-Kardash. I don’t know what happened along the way to start the one-sided feud and why so many of you venerable contributors have decided to join in, but the past few anti-Kardashian posts here have been pretty weak. Feeble, really. I, for one, want to judge people cynically based on their treatment of old, dancing people or explanations for unpopular movie scenes.

    Let’s face it, moments of silence are really manipulative and shallow. It’s all a “group-think” ploy to get you to focus on the wrong thing. Let me see, should I be worried more about an event that occurred eleven years ago that most eleven year olds are not even aware of, or should I be worried that those evil Kardashians are infecting our eleven year olds with whatever kind of secret chemical they use to convince people that they are relevant and worthy of publicity (positive or negative)? Seriously, guys, let’s get back to making fun of kids and the elderly, if not white rappers and black actors who used to be rappers.

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