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Today Show Hosts Joke About Tormented Cow

A cow somehow got loose in Queens last night and the Today Show’s Natalie Morales reported on the story.  The video was the brown and white cow with ropes already around her legs, being jerked to her knees
and trying desperately to get up. She is frantic, she is clearly
terrified. Morales reports a police officer didn’t know where the cow came from. "The cow wasn’t talking," she reports. Al Roker jokes that "the cow gave them a bum steer," and Ann Curry and Matt Lauer laugh and joke.

I was going to write, but the teaser for after the commercial break was for a segment regarding the Philly cheesesteak, and whether or not it is indeed the best sandwich in America.

I’m not sure why I expected the hosts of the Today Show to demonstrate any respect for a cow desperate to preserve her life.

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  1. You know, those comments remind me of some of the really nasty racist things I've heard people say, or even the Rodney King incident. I wonder if Morales and Roker were laughing along and joking about the beating King received from the LAPD…

    September 19, 2007
  2. Mike Grieco #

    If people could show such disrespect to this cow(in real life)while she was in so much distress, how could they possibly care how that 'cheesesteak' came to be? Education!
    Shame on NBC!

    Radio host for CBC Yukon this morning joked and laughed about using moose calls to attract a moose in order to kill him.
    And this is not the first time they helped "exploit," joke,and laugh about the nonhuman animals.
    Shame on CBC!

    September 20, 2007
  3. Becci #

    How disgusting and sad.

    September 20, 2007

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