|“Feb. 1 is the start of sweeps, and NBC’s Today promoted an interview with Miss USA Tara Conner. During Thursday’s live chat, she acknowledged her alcoholism and cocaine use. She hinted at abuse problems in her past. She said she isn’t a sex addict. And she vowed that she wouldn’t pose for Playboy.
Oh, and do you think this is news?
Anchor Matt Lauer noted that Conner had described herself as manipulative. She dismissed the notion that she was being manipulative in the interview.
Ironic that NBC should ask about manipulation. Her Thursday morning appearance was a way to promote her interview with Lauer at 8 p.m. Saturday on Dateline NBC.”