BY BOB HOLT
A lot of people would be really happy if the Kardashian family took even ONE moment of silence.
But NBC’S "Today" show was not one of them on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
The Denver Post reported that at the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:48 a.m. in 2001, “Today” chose to air an interview with Kris Jenner of the Kardashian family, as opposed to a moment of silence.
USA Today reported that CBS, CNN, Fox and ABC all left their regular programming to cover a moment of silence, while Jenner reminded women to check the expiration date on their breast implants.
"Today" featured an interview with a World Trade Center survivor and another segment talking about 9/11 memories. The other networks aired memorials that were held in Washington and New York City.
Frank Siller, who lost his firefighter brother on 9/11, said, according to the New York Daily News, “There are a couple points in the day where you have got to stop and remember the innocent and those that gave their lives in the line of duty. That they would show something that means nothing in life is a show of such disrespect, I’m beyond words.”
And television analyst Marc Berman added, “What was important at that moment was to honor the heroes and victims of 9/11, what ‘Today' did is a huge misstep and doesn’t bode well for their future.”
But Jenner reported that her daughter Kim and Kanye West are really happy, and well suited for each other.
I wonder if the Kardashians ever check the expiration date on their fifteen minutes?