AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Who exhumed Kathie Lee and put her back on TV? DATE: 5/07/2008 09:14:00 PM ----- BODY:
Heather doesn't need another person defending her. I'm sure she can stand her own ground just fine. Plus, there are plenty of us out there who love her, and I'm sure she is used to the occasional rude person.

So I won't defend her. She does it quite well with this beautiful post.

However.

Kathie Lee Gifford is a complete git.

Her "interview" of Heather on the Today show this morning was the worst excuse of journalism I've ever seen. Even for a morning news show.

Starting out by bragging about how little she know about computers and how she doesn't even know what a blog is? That is just plain rude when you are interviewing a blogger. She should have done her homework and found out what a blog is. She should have pretended to have some knowledge on the subject.

Instead? She stumbled around a few questions, barely let Heather answer them, and then interjected her unfounded reservations about how Heather blogs about her daughter and posts her pictures.

It might have had some semblance of relevance if Kathie Lee had done that homework and read Heather's response to that accusation. She wouldn't have tried that line of attack, for sure.

It also might have had some semblance of relevance if Kathie Lee hadn't spent years on television sitting next to Regis boring the world with stories about her children.

Instead? She hadn't read it, and when Heather tried to respond on air by pointing out that Kathie Lee takes her children out into public where strangers see them everyday, Kathie Lee interrupted her to gloat about how she did not, in fact, live in New York City.

Then she tried to segue that into outdoor furniture.

She was a trainwreck.

And she looks like something that CSI had to put back together before placing her in front of the TV cameras again.

So even though this isn't something that she will ever see, I'm posting my support for her right here. Thanks, Heather, for sharing your family and your thoughts on motherhood with us.

And the pictures of Chuck. Because I love those.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous PunditMom DATE:Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:05:00 PM EDT "Exhumed" is right -- both her body AND her brain, such as it is. The worst excuse for a morning host EVAH!!

WTF was NBC thinking?? ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Anonymous DATE:Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:24:00 PM EDT You are so right on with this post! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Andria and Co. DATE:Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:28:00 PM EDT I wonder if Kathie Lee was pretending to not know what blogs are- for the sake those who might not live in the age of computers.
Then, I remember what an idiot she is, and I wonder WHY anyone let her back on TV. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous RedBullMom DATE:Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 12:11:00 AM EDT I initially read your post on SV Moms Blog. I couldn't have agreed more with every point you called out. So, I popped over here and got what I was seeking...more of the same critique I found unintentionally running through my mind all day long. KLG was a poor, poor excuse of a journalist today. And a hypocrite of a human being to boot. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous DC DATE:Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 1:38:00 AM EDT You said "git." ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Liz DATE:Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8:17:00 AM EDT i was actually EMBARRASSED for Kathie Lee.
i CRINGED.

...and yes, "exhumed" is right! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck DATE:Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 10:37:00 AM EDT I just watched the clip this morning and had these same thoughts. Kathie Lee is an idiot and a pathetic excuse for a journalist, but I think most people know that. Heather was gracious and well-spoken and I thought represented "mommy bloggers" admirably! Right on with this post. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous singdenver DATE:Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 3:29:00 PM EDT For real. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous dana DATE:Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 6:19:00 PM EDT I was cringing during the entire interview. I was also wondering how Kathie Lee was going to work in a mention of her son CODY while discussing Leta. I wonder what knowledge Kathy Lee knows on the producer that got her back on the air?

Heather did great, but it could have been better if it had been more about HEATHER and less about Kathie Lee. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Friday, May 9, 2008 at 6:25:00 AM EDT omg.. someone please send KL a computer that will jump up and eat her while she is sleeping, because you know, that's what they do!

Train wreck is right!

And Chuck rocks. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous mobrian32 DATE:Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:02:00 AM EDT I not a blogger but I love posting anything anti-KathyMee. She's an opportunistic narcissist. I don't know who told her she had talent but she's she doesn't. She's not a trained journalist and therefore never asks pertinent questions. Her main motivation in life is letting the "world" know what a FANTASTIC human being she really is. All her charitable work is for self angrandisement.

She's a liar because she actually has a blog on NBC. I know she puts her kids out there any time she can worm it in.

In a nutshell, she's a talentless liar and hypocrite. ----- --------