"Let them eat cake"
Today Show: Let 'Em Eat Cake
Report; Posted on: 2005-09-02 22:53:05
America’s #1 morning show for eight years in a row doesn't want to hear about Whites being beaten to death in the Superdome. Prefers news about dessert foods.
Yesterday singer Harry Connick Jr., a New Orleans native, was able to go inside the convention center and report back to NBC's Katie Couric, his voice cracking with emotion.
"I saw babies with their eyes bulging out of their heads from dehydration; a guy was having a seizure next to me on the ground... It's easy to get to the convention center, Katie. We got there with no traffic, no problem. How hard is it to bring a truck full of water or food to these people?"
Shortly thereafter they cut to an NBC reporter who was interviewing two Whites who had escaped the Superdome. One spoke as the other, who appeared to be in shock, remained silent -- his head wrapped in blood-soaked bandages.
The White man, stranded in a sea of blacks, spoke of another friend who was attacked in the Superdome and "beaten to death". The interview was abruptly halted.
They cut back to co-host Katie Couric in New York, who revealed the viewers' choice for a wedding cake in its "Today Throws a Hometown Wedding" series.
(Illustration: Daily News cover for 2 Sept. showing half-dead White man being carried to paramedics outside of the Superdome.)