Matt Lauer’s Afghanistan Accessories
(The Today Show has sent a couple of their regulars to Afghanistan to cover the aftermath of President Obama’s announcement of upcoming increased troop levels.)
Matt… you’re in a war zone, not out to lunch for Tappas with Carson Kressley.
Tone it down a notch.
Thanks for going over there and reporting. Real on the-ground Journalism doesn’t happen enough anymore. But the scarf just looks horrendously out of place. I don’t know how Secretary of Defense Gates didn’t crack a smile looking at your cashmere wrapped neck.
Don’t get me wrong. I can appreciate a scarf, but… a scarf is used to block the wind in that part of your jacket that stays open. Or maybe it shows some support for your favorite soccer team. But when your jacket is just wide open, and you still have the scarf wrapped around your neck in an oh-so-fashionable way… it’s distracting.
I don’t see how the tech who put your mic on you didn’t say: “Lauer… you look like a puss. Take it off.”
Because it looks like it’s Burberry for Burberry sake. And if that’s the case (which it should never be the case) keep it to the streets of Manhattan and not while you’re surrounded by men and women who are getting shot at every day. It’s a beyond serious subject, in an incredibly serious place, and I’m sure that’s not lost on you… but the scarf is just plain distracting.
Because really, what’s next? A snood?