I love the weekend CBS show Sunday Morning hosted by Charles Osgood. I was introduced to it by my Grandfather, and now my boyfriend and I watch it every week we can. It’s got the Wynton Marsalis-recorded trumpet theme, those great sun illustrations between segments, Mr. Osgood’s trademark bow tie — I’m a sucker for all of it.
That said, I’m generally not a fan of commentary segments, and Sunday Morning is plagued by one particular contributor who reminds me that I really should be spending the next five minutes scraping dried tomato sauce out of the microwave, unclogging the bathroom sink or scooping the litter box with my bare hands — ANYTHING to avoid sitting through the words and alleged wisdoms of CBS’ Nancy Giles.
Conveniently enough, Ms. Giles just did a segment on the Supreme Court gun rights ruling. I think I speak for all of us (you’ll see what I mean when you hear her comments) when I say: Game on, Ms. Giles, game on.
You can read her commentary here. Just don’t have any potential bludgeoning devices around when you do — it’s not your computer’s fault that such ignorance exists at the national network level. In the interest of warning you what you’re getting yourself into, here’s a particularly charming passage:
"I wonder why some still hunt when you can get meat already wrapped at the supermarket." Yes, good question. What ever could we be doing out there? Of course, as the network disclaimer points out, Ms. Giles' opinions are her own and do not reflect the views of CBS. Good thing, or I'd have to rethink my loyalties to Letterman. In Ms. Giles' defense (note, it's taking a great deal of maturity for me to be this morally generous), she does note that she'd like to better understand people who hunt. Anyone care to explain anything to her? -K.H.