At least NBC is consistent in their love of nepotism.
First, Luke Russert is put on the NBC payroll for seemingly doing nothing. Then Jenna Bush (OK not nepotism, but close enough for blog-work) is hired to report some fluffy stuff. And of course, there is the overwhelming success of Ayla Brown, daughter of former Senator Scott Brown who went to work for CBS.
Next up: The Today Show has hired (OK interned) Cody Gifford, the spawn of Kathie Lee Gifford and the defunct Frank Gifford to do movie reviews for his Mom’s 4th hour of the Today Show.
As with all spoiled snarky Gen Yers or Millenials he doesn’t think Boomers have enough marbles left to do this important work.
“I think that as you get older, you know, you kinda — no one’s fault — but you get a little out of touch with contemporary issues, films, and whatnot. Maybe not out of touch, you can be knowledgeable about it, but you’re not really — it’s not your generation anymore. And that’s no fault of anyone’s, but I think I can bring, maybe, a little more awareness and, kind of, a relevancy, that maybe isn’t there with older people.”
Cody Gifford is majoring in Film Studies! Friggin’ Film Studies? What the hell kind of job do you get in the real world with Film Studies degree? He mentions he is focusing on film history?
Holy Mother of Godfather. Whuck?
I’d like to slap that smirk right off his little face.
And his mama’s too.