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Quote Of The Day - Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire Edition

NBC News reporter Michelle Kosinski, on the scene of flooding in New Jersey live on the Today show

"It's not like we were trying to pass it off as something it wasn't"


NBC News spokeswoman Lauren Kapp, explaining how it was that Today show reporter Michelle Kosinski was shown paddling a canoe in ankle deep water, while talking about the raging flood waters in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Comments (8)

She did say that there was ... (Below threshold)
jc:

She did say that there was deeper water down the street at the intersection. Therefore it's fake, but accurate. That's the new standard, don't you know?

So what? What's you... (Below threshold)
DanRather:


So what? What's your point? I have an unimpeachable source that says that that was water and that was a boat. And besides the camera and digitization and pixel misregistration can lead to image distortion. I'll grant you that it might have been fake, but still accurate.

Dan

The real question is... (Below threshold)
Yogurt:

The real question is, which is more shallow, the water or the reporter?

Could she endure Splash Mou... (Below threshold)

Could she endure Splash Mountain? Probably not.

Awww, c'mon folks, ya don't... (Below threshold)
epador:

Awww, c'mon folks, ya don't expect her to ruin her heels or put on waders, do ya? Besides, it is the perfect metaphor for shallow reporting...

They're also assuming that ... (Below threshold)
Teri:

They're also assuming that Americans are so dumb that they don't know how to use a canoe. You could see her paddle hitting the pavement a few inches below the water every single time. Even if the guys hadn't walked by when they did she would have been busted.

It is NOT 'the perfect meta... (Below threshold)

It is NOT 'the perfect metaphor for shallow reporting'.

After all, she had a paddle...

Actually, if you watch the ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Actually, if you watch the full video clip, I think it's really interesting what Katie Couric says at the very end. She laments: "Oh well, the best laid plans..." She is acknowleding that it was a scam intended to dupe the viewers and her lament is not that it was tried but that is didn't work! A very revealing clip indeed...




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