Another silly American story and another silly American anchor in another silly piece of posturing. Last month it was Paris Hilton, this month it is Lindsay Lohan. Last month it was an MSNBC anchor (Mika Brzezinski) who refused to read news about her, this month it is a CNN anchor (John Cafferty).
For a media that is accused (rightly) of putting trivial celebrity news on air, come hell or high water, standing your ground on air is a nice position to take to sound more credible. But aren’t these anchors aware of what’s coming up, what they are going to read? Don’t they take part in meetings where they can put their point across?
Do they have to indulge in “live” theatrics?