Connie Chung is, just... oh my G-d (video)

When a person is able to make a complete ass of themselves I can't help but have a little respect.

If you want to skip my commentary, by the way, and just click on the train-wreck of a video below, please do so. A source, very close to AlterNet commented: "If Imelda Marcos had had a daughter, her name would have been Connie Chung."

Gawker writes: "Everytime Connie Chung Says Goodbye We Die A Little, Especially This Time."

As someone who grew up in the NYC area with Connie Chung as a one of the premier newscasters, this performance is especially perplexing. Imagine what an Asian-American woman had to go through to become a TV anchor in the nation's largest market.

Now, imagine said anchor becoming the epitome of the buffoonish nature of the contemporary newsroom. Or don't bother -- just watch the clip below:


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