Ok, ‘ugly’ is a strong word. I’ll settle for nondescript.
Why is it important for newscasters/anchors to be good-looking? It’s not, right? But – they freakin’ are! Dashing, square-jawed, distinguished-looking men with graying hair and sultry seductresses with smoky eyes and ample busts are the purveyors of news everywhere. Check out Maxim’s 10 hottest anchors. Or Askmen‘s.
Do a Google image search for ‘Erin Burnett’ – and the related searches are ‘Maxim, legs, boyfriend, feet, dress’. For Matt Lauer they’re ‘hair, abs, young, wife’. Let’s face it: with gorgeous anchors and the occasional sexual innuendos – who can care too long about the news? In the end, I’m so busy looking at Ms. Burnett’s legs and antics – I’m numbed to the news. Unless she’s cheerleading. Then I dance.
It’s because people like Melissa Theuriau read the news that many have failed to notice that Americans Pay Afghan President’s Salary, The Sheikh is Getting into the Queen’s Bed or that Earth is Turning into a BBQ Grill. If you have missing such developments – you, too, want ugly newscasters.
You just don’t know it yet.