Kurt McKee

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ABC News inauguration coverage

Posted 20 January 2009 in inauguration and politics

I've been up since 5:00a with the television on, and I have to tell you that ABC News has simply terrible coverage. There is no news to report, so they're running drivel over and over and over. Almost everything centers around the fact that there are a lot of people gathering in Washington D.C. When they don't have shots of the crowd, they have correspondents running off at the mouth with run-on sentences, unfinished thoughts, and historical trivia.

So now I'm listening to Charles Gibson rattle on about the time that his wife was in a restaurant when a waiter spilled soup on Dustin Hoffman. Prior to that useless anecdote, he cracked a joke about port-a-potties, and talked about the dress that Michelle Obama's wearing, and who it was designed by.

At least George Stephanopoulos has kept his mouth shut, thereby escaping sounding like a moron.