Monday, December 07, 2009
The Failure of Media: The 20/20 Chris Brown Interview.
Once again the Mainstream Media has displayed why they are failing the masses. It’s a good thing that Edward R. Murrow is dead so he can’t see what has happened to the modern day interview. Robin Roberts needs her tail kicked for that interview last Friday. Why is Jon Stewart’s interview with Jim Cramer, still the standard for how to interview someone? What makes it so bad is that Jon Stewart is a comedian!!! Roberts, a so-called journalist, threw out softball questions that didn’t tell us anything new. She didn’t challenge Chris Brown regarding the events that took place on the night of the incident. She didn’t question Brown about his “Enablers” and his “perceived” lack of remorse for what he did. The only thing we learned was Rihanna lied (I was not surprised) about not listening to his “I’m sorry song” (excuse me for not knowing the name of the song but I really don’t give a damn). Robin didn’t even question the ignorance of making up with your battered ex-girlfriend through song. But tough questions for the mainstream media would have been too easy. What we received was a tour of Brown’s closet with his collection of numerous shoes. We even saw an Incredible Hulk design on the wall in his closet. Maybe he pulled a David Banner the last time Rihanna was with him? But we will never know because she didn’t ask. The Citizen Family popped popcorn and sat down for what we thought would be a hard hitting interview. Instead 20/20 showed Brown’s latest video. I can’t even remember the name of it. I remember him dancing in the desert and breathing cold mist?!?! This interview is what we call on Twitter a #FAIL. I guess we will never understand the Chris Brown – Rihanna saga. I don’t believe for a second that all of a sudden he started beating her. What type of abuse did she receive before that night of terror? And why does Chris Brown think he can sing his way out of this? The mainstream media’s short comings were exposed after we found out that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction. And their demise has started ever since.