Wednesday, May 30, 2007
CNN'S RESIDENT WORDSMITH
An anonymous tipster just sent in this exchange from yesterday's American Morning show on CNN.
After reading it, I have concluded that:
A.) One should not rely on any Wikipedia entries written by Kiran Chetry.
B.) Kiran Chetry is not the most suitable candidate to manage the leopard exhibit at the zoo.
C.) Kiran Chetry has a pretty hazy understanding of what an anesthesiologist does.
While reporting the story of a leopard that had jumped into a man’s bed, this strained banter between Kiran Chetry and John Roberts took place:
(The video on screen shows the leopard being carted off on a stretcher by animal control…)
CHETRY: I hope that's just euthanized. Yes or no?
ROBERTS: (audible groan) Well, I would think anesthetized.
CHETRY: You mean killed?
ROBERTS: (audible sigh) No. Anesthetized. Euthanized would be killed.
CHETRY: Oh, OK. You're right. I hope they just hit it with a tranquilizer dart and did not euthanize the leopard.
ROBERTS: I would think so.
ROBERTS: The next hour of AMERICAN MORNING starts right now.