Something to "LA"ugh about
Posted by: Jennifer Ferm
If you haven’t already seen the grueling images smacked all over the TV, you’ll hear this interesting piece of information now. While Paul Brian quaffed a tall Sapphire and tonic in the lounge after the first day of the L.A. Auto Show’s media preview, to his amazement a CNBC reporter by the name of Jane, who Paul says “isn’t credible or interesting enough to determine her last name,” (ouch!) did a special report from L.A.’s show floor to show the harsh lack of attendees. Playing off the suffering economy bit, she stood in front of a dark, abandoned show floor and said how devastating it was that the public could no longer afford to go to the show—or some such nonsense. What viewers at home didn’t know, was that she was reporting an hour after the show had closed down on a media preview day (the show hadn’t even open to the public!). During media previews, only accredited media and industry execs have access to view the auto show’s cars, which was shown on TV an hour after it shut down. Journalistic objectivity? We don’t think so!