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Talk Shows are Nothing but Self-Promotion

August 19th, 2011 by Michael Tabor

This is going to be a very short blog. Guests go on talk shows to promote a product or service – nothing more. Before even appearing (big stars), typically the questions are known in advance and there are stock answers ready. What is that? What intelligent person would watch and waste his or her time watching some idiot celebrity promoting his or her book or show? I just watched Christne O’Donnel (I don’t know who she is) walk off the Piers Morgan Show on CNN because he asked her a question that was not on the prepared list. Keep on walking Chistine O – who –ever you- are and never, ever, do an interview on live TV again. First of all, I have no idea what you’re famous for and had you stayed around and answered a few questions and allowed the viewer to know who you are maybe the public would get to know you and the whole affair would have been fruitful for all. Instead, this woman whom I’ve never heard of and have never seen in my life chose to leave.
If Piers Morgan from CNN wants to interview me, I won’t need a prepared list and you can ask me any question under the sun, and I will be willing to answer it.

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6 Responses to “Talk Shows are Nothing but Self-Promotion”

  1. le duke de fromage Says:

    mr. tabor,not only are these shows nothing but commercials for the “stars” appearing, but they are as inexpensive to show as reruns of i love lucy. headliners as Nancy Grace, Ann Coulter, and gasp, Larry King, who threw more softballs than Eddie Feigner, are inexpensive fillers for the networks air time. cable networks have made a mockery of what could be informative, valuable, information. while the network coffers fill, most of these shows are just infomericals for the latest 15 minute of famer.
    how could any responsible journalist agree to a presubmitted script and continue to command respect? the hypocrisy shown today by television is matched only by the politicans we have elected.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Great to hear from you – le duke de fromage. Incisive remarks as usual. Excellent commentary regarding the next to niothing cost to produce talk shows.

  3. self marketing Says:

    i am agree with you talk shows are only for promotions.in talk everyone wants to promote themselves in front of others.its a wastage of time if you really want to watch some good then watch some knowledgeable channels like news and discovery don’t waste your time with worthless shows.

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