You know, 24-hour coverage of a truck crash in Bolivia, where every interviewee says he doesn't have enough information yet.
Our careful journalistic distance from the interviewee evaporated.
Once the subject was dealt with, once the interviewee had left the green room, it would be wiped clean.
In the words of one interviewee: “I have faith in the fact that the United States and President Obama are true to their word.”
The interviewee also told police that Wilson “liked to cut people up, something he apparently did while working at funeral homes.”
A later skit on 30 Rock featured the “Walters” interviewer, played by Rachel Dratch, encourage her interviewee to “glerg.”
The interviewee says she is eighty-four, and her story hangs together.
Somehow both interviewer and interviewee avoid the ugly word whenever possible.