NBC is once again under fire for a coverage decision…just a month after the network’s “spoiling” coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics attracted the ire of sports fans across the 50 states.
Reality mom Kris Jenner has been drug smack dab in the middle of a controversy after Today producers chose to air an interview with her rather than hold a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The hot topic of conversation that simply couldn’t wait 60 seconds: Kris’ breast augmentation.
Yep, you read right: In a widely-blasted decision, Today chose to air an interview where the reality TV star spoke about her breast implants rather than holding a moment of silence in remembrance of those who died in the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in 2001. CBS, CNN, Fox and ABC all broke away from regular programming to cover a moment of silence at 8:48 a.m. ET, the exact time 11 years ago when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
But not Today. Of course, that doesn’t mean NBC brass hasn’t stepped forward to defend its flagship morning program.
NBC points out that Today featured a lengthy interview with a World Trade Center survivor earlier in the show. Series spokeswoman Megan Kopf adds that Today covered the annual moment of silence for last year’s milestone 10th anniversary, but it had not done so in several of the previous years.
Kris, for one, had no idea her interview was taking place during the national moment of silence and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians mom blames the network for the debacle.
A source told RadarOnline:
“Kris is a big supporter of the troops and she’s very upset about this. She had absolutely nothing to do with the decision to skip the national moment of silence on 9/11 and suddenly she’s in the middle of it and it’s her face being shown on TV while it’s being discussed. She isn’t saying so publicly but she is furious. She’s angry the show put her in this position.”