Now this from the other day, in which cranky anchor John Roberts gets all bossy with co-anchor Kiran Chetry. Watch it, please; I'll wait.
Notice how he sneers so condescendingly, "Would you mind not doing that while I'm talking?" and then slams it home with a gratuitous "Thank you, I appreciate that."
He did not appreciate that, by the way.
I used to watch these two in the morning but I couldn't stand his orotund gravitas any longer. He tends to come on as if everything he says is such a bfd and we'd better pay attention, dammit!
I guess things have changed. But Mr Roberts, do you think you could summon up enough professionalism to do what you're being overpaid to do and not be distracted? Do you think that Walter Cronkite, during Challenger explosions and assassinations and Bush inaugurations and other disasters didn't have distractions in front of him, beside him and behind him?
Oh, sorry. I'm all distracted.