Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Another Cheap Knock-Off

I don't even know what to say about this, except to maybe provide a little background.

So - I presume that everybody knows who Larry King is so I won't bother 'splainin' this part.

What I will point out is that there are certain trademarks to Mr. King's appearance: the suspenders, the rolled-up sleeves the tie. He also has a pretty characteristic set, and certain mannerisms that are readily identifiable as his own.

Given his popularity, credibility, and broad success as a newscaster and interviewer, it is only natural that an aspiring "newsman" would want to emulate him. Rather than imitate his easy manner or non-confrontational interview style, some supplicants at the alter of Mr. Zeiger chose to follow a different route.

I have no idea who this guy is, but he pops up regularly on our TV set here in Taiwan.

He is surly, aggressive, rude to his guests, and talks down to them at every opportunity. What he lacks in wit and charm, he makes up for with his gloriously pink suspenders.

As far as I can tell, this guy is basically a Taiwanese Rush Limbaugh who chose to model his look, mannerisms, and set on the King. Go figure.

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