I believe it was Paris Hilton who ushered in the era of talentless, filthy wealthy television "pseudo-heroes." Then came the Kardashians, who dedicated themselves to propagating the concept that talent is a very overrated trait and positioning the Kardashian surname as a household name.
In a Sun article, it was noted that NBC's Today Show failed to honor the Sept. 11 moment of silence, observed on the eleventh anniversary of the historic and hallowed day in American history. Instead, they chose to air an interview with Kris Jenner (for the ill-informed, she is the Kardashians' mother. She's the wife of Olympian Bruce Jenner, who has invested millions in the "plastics" business).