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Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield!

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Remember this chick?

On September 11, 2001, she spent the entire day reporting live from the streets of Manhattan, nearly suffocating in debris. She was immediately a household name, etched into the national consciousness. After that, she spent years reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan, interviewing Taliban prisoners and refugees.

You guys wanna know what she’s doing now????

She’s hosting a celebrity gossip show for CourtTV!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

In fairness, she was fired from NBC shortly after she went on the record with her concerns about the unfair media portrayal of the war in Iraq, blasting the “cable news operators who wrap themselves in the American flag and go after a certain target demographic” (Fox News, this means you). And I love that she had the courage to do that, and I respect her tremendously for it. So I’m not going to give her too hard a time with this, but let’s just say I managed to figure out that celebrity gossip is the place to be without having to spend two fucking years in the Middle East.

Here’s Ashleigh supporting the 5th annual National Love Our Children Day in NYC.