Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miss California Carrie Prejean lost her top but kept her crown. The uncoverage continues.

Thank God for Matt Lauer and The TODAY Show and now Jon Stewart and The Daily Show for keeping Miss California Carrie Prejean -- and her breasts -- front and center. That hard-hitting interview (the fourth? fifth? sixth? I've lost count) Matt did with Ms. Prejean and Donald Trump this morning sure made for must-see TV. Not.

[Note: As I was searching for this clip I discovered that there are SEVENTEEN video clips relating to Miss California Carrie Prejean up on the TODAY site right now. Seventeen clips. Wow.]

For the record, I do not believe for a second that Carrie Prejean had no clue that that photographer was taking pictures of her while her breasts were (somewhat) exposed. So spare me that pouty hurt look and stop blaming others for your indiscretions, sweetheart.

Oh, and how did The TODAY Show follow-up this hard-hitting story? With a piece featuring The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels discussing "Fat Talk," why it's bad for girls, and how girls get such bad body images. (Excuse me, TODAY producers, have you actually watched your show? Did you not see the preceding segment about that surgically enhanced, bleached blonde, Miss California? Hello!)

And in case anybody missed a second of Carrie and the Trumpster, TODAY's Hoda Kotbe and Kathie Lee Gifford rehashed it, steamy photos and all, at the top of the ten o'clock hour this morning.

It's like The TODAY Show's obsessed.

Unlike Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, which for weeks tried to avoid covering -- or uncovering -- the Miss California story, but finally gave in last night:

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Definitely a more proper venue for this ridiculous story -- and waaaay funnier. (Seriously, when is Comedy Central going to give Donald Trump his own show? "If her beauty wasn't so great, nobody would have cared"? Now that's funny!)

UPDATED 6/11/09: Alas, Carrie Prejean has been stripped... of her crown, allegedly for refusing to strip for Playboy. I know, I know. I am as shocked and disappointed as all of you.


Dave S. said...

Isn't front and center precisely where breasts belong?

Barker said...

Still laughing about the random Donnie Deutsch diss!

J. said...

Good point, Dave.

And the funny thing is, Barker, it's probably true!

Btw, I am waiting for Comedy Central to give the Donald his own talk show. He'd be a natural.

larissa said...

When the Donald speaks
It's always funnier than
The bikini walk

Dave S. said...

This of course reminds me of the occasional segment they used to do on Letterman called "Trump or Monkey" where they would show closeups of Trump's hair or monkey fur and audience members would have to make the distinction.

Verification word "cheephru" which is close enough to "cheap rug" to be relevant.