British accent = smarts?

Posted by ESC on March 06, 2003

".Now we know why it took CBS News so long to get Dan Rather's interview with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on the air last week. He scored the interview on Monday but it wasn't on the air, on '60 Minutes II,' until Wednesday because in addition to the headache of finding three trusted translators to comb over Hussein's responses, Central Casting had to find someone who could read the translation in a flawless faux Arabic accent.In its statement, CBS News said that the '60 Minutes II' report 'was in complete compliance with CBS News Standards.' Yeah, and how scary is that? I'm going to do the rest of this column in a British accent, it'll make me sound smarter. The TV Column, "Clinton and Dole Agree to Disagree Weekly On '60 Minutes' " by Lisa de Moraes
Thursday, March 6, 2003. wp-dyn/articles/A48695-2003Mar5.html Accessed March 6, 2003.