Jim Acosta anchoring The Situation Room is a breath of fresh air tonight. Fine, it's still all Trump politics heavy, but the show flows more naturally when presented straight - without all the unnecessary hype and melodrama Wolf brings.
The show is certainly better when Wolf's not there - Briana Keilar is normally pretty good when she stands in.
The whole show is over the top though - the tacky headlines, the dramatic music. the show seemingly always beginning with breaking news and that's without getting to Wolf 'Stand By, Everyone' Blitzer and his emotionless, shouty delivery.
I mean as an example the absolute state of this TOTH
- you want to lie down in a darkened room once it's finished.
It's getting more and more absurd. It's non-stop Trump "Breaking News" from hours ago which is blitzkrieging it's way through anything else. The first international report in the "situation room" comes 45 minutes in and it's still framed as "rare rift between Trump, Putin". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di_fuUdh3Yk
I'm also really disliking the forced monologue summary at the TOTH after the headlines, it's truly unnecessary and clearly doesn't work for a stone-faced presenter like Blitzer.
Last edited by Justin on 31 January 2019 5:49am - 3 times in total
New Zealand isn't that far away!