Kathie Lee (a.k.a The Idiot) meets Dooce.

by mssinglemama on May 8, 2008

If you didn’t see Dooce’s interview on the Today Show, watch it here.

You’ll hear Kathie Lee Gifford admit she doesn’t even use computers and then proceed to tell Heather B. Armstrong, “I have mixed emotions about it (her blog), I have to be honest with you – you seem like a lovely lady – but there’s something that worries me about it…the safety issue of putting your kids online.”

Heather (who looked hot!) then tries to throw it back on her…”well, you live in New York City and you walk down the street…”

Then they cut Dooce off and ended the story. So far no post from Dooce but she did say this on Twitter right after the interview:

I am not going to twitter what I’m thinking right now. I AM SHOWING RESTRAINT, INTERNET”

Can’t wait to read her slam.

And by the way, here’s Kathie Lee Gifford’s “blog” – which we can now safely assume is a total fake. Too bad the producers didn’t prep her before the show – “Kathie Lee, don’t forget – you have your own blog.” Oops.

Long live mommy blogs and Dooce.

UPDATE – Check out Dooce’s interview on Nightline. Much, much better.

[Photo Credit and Caption: Kathie Lee Gifford and Hode Kotb]

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

QTMama May 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm

NO WAY. I am not a fan of KL. And she needs to stop the Botox. Her face looks like a piece of saran wrap stretched to the limit!


The Queen Chimes In May 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Okay, wait!
Are we all supposed to forget how she (KL)COMPLETELY used her children as media tools and marketing objects back in the 1990’s while she was on Live with Regis?
That woman saying she has safety issues with blogging about you child and posting their photo’s on your blog, is so hypocritical. I can even remember her son is named Cody because of how much she used him and his imagine in her own career! And I was a teen in highschool in the 90’s! Not someone sitting home watching her on the tude every morning! Then she had the daughter who was less cute than the son (Cody) and soon after she left Live and her career was pretty much over (other than her WalMart Clothing Line that was/is produced in sweatshops that employ/abuse children). Yet, now we should care that she is “concerned”? I just don’t see her as a parenting role model. As apposed to Heather Armstrong who takes a modern, realistic, approach that I totally relate to and respect. No big deal Dooce, she is just concerned you may take her job on that Today Show coach like Kelly did with Reg!


The Queen Chimes In May 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Oh, sorry such a long comment! That kind of struck a cord with me.


mssinglemama May 8, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Queen –

No apologizes necessary – struck quite a chord with me too…and I didn’t know the back story! You’ve got to be kidding me??? Makes this even more annoying.


SingleMomSeeking May 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Wow, I woke up with this on my mind… I still have very mixed feelings of including pics of my kid online — and I thought to myself, “Well, look at Dooce!” Interesting.

I know that you’ve made a video with your little guy — and you inspired me to do the same. I’ll post it soon.

So, Ms. Single Mama, what are your feelings about having pics and videos of your kid online?… Do tell.


Shannon May 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Wow. I agree with the Queen chimes in…she completely pimped out “Cody and Cassidy” to the point of completely nauseating America and she has a problem with Dooce? Please. What a hypocrite. Now I have an even better reason not to like her. And the reality I tell everyone is, if you aren’t watching your child close enough that someone can see their picture on the Internet and come take them from you-well that’s another issue altogether and you shouldn’t critique ANYONE.


mssinglemama May 8, 2008 at 2:21 pm

SMS – awesome! Can’t wait to see it!

I am definitely from the internet generation. We all have Facebook pages, we all have MySpace pages and YouTube videos. I guess I just don’t see what the big deal is.

Are there any negatives I’m missing?

And besides … when he gets older I know he’s going to love reading this. This blog is more about my experience as a mother than him …. yours is too SMS. Mae is going to cherish all of your writing when she’s older.



mommypie May 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm

What a freakin’ NIMROD. I watched the vid and she TOTALLY cut Heather off.

SHE has issues with exploiting children and their safety?!?

Two words. Sweat. Shop.


Tracy May 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Oi! Kathy needs to take it down a notch. I’m sure that none of us would ever do anything if we thought it would ever and in any way jepourdize our children….ummmm DUH…we are MOMMIES blogging anout MOMMIEHOOD! LOL!!! Kudos to you Dooce!


Katie May 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm

I am so over the “Ohhh my goodness! I’m just a silly old person! What are these danged new fangled computer things?” attitude. Kathie Lee was ridiculous and she acts like her brain is made of pudding.

The fact that she has an obviously FAKE FAKE blog and also pimped out her kids on NATIONAL TELEVISION made me throw up a little in my mouth.


singlemomseeking May 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm

For me, the fear is about a loss of control. I loved Dooce’s example about living in NYC and walking with your kid down the street — passing hundreds of strangers — but still, you’re right there, with your kid.

I have to remember this: an image of my kid is NOT really her. It’s just an image of her in that moment, a snapshot. I’m the one who’s really with her.

They post images of their kids like crazy, and don’t seem to get any slack for it. Is it because fathers are seen as guardians – – and not vulnerable?

I’ve grown up on the verge of the Internet. When I gave birth, email was born. So, I’m learning along the way, a bit freaked out along the way.

Love this post!


mssinglemama May 8, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Yeah…Dooce is right – if you walk into a grocery store with your kid – someone can follow you out – check your plates and find out everything about you … online.


Cara May 8, 2008 at 11:32 pm

They probably cut Heather off because they had the production team shouting into their ear pieces “wrap it up! cut to advert break!”

Or something else.


mssinglemama May 8, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Or … hurry up before she starts talking. I’m sure the producers have read her blog. Did you see the entry about Al Roker and the nipple dream?


a broad May 9, 2008 at 8:17 am

IDIOT is about right. I don’t know who KLG is, was not living in the USA when she was on TV previously so i am not sure what the big deal is that she is back. Who cares – I have since reading your blog yesterday, looked her up on the net and found nothing that could distinguish her career. Her interview with Dooce (whose blog I love and read more often than I do a good book) reminded me of a teenage school girl (KLG) trying to appear nice in order to hide the jealousy. I bet you, she just wishes she could be as out there as Dooce and live her life. Her little front she shows is as fake as the botox she clearly uses. I read KLG’s blog which appears to be written by a ghostwriter because there is no passion there only plugging…


Jane May 9, 2008 at 9:04 am

I SOOO agree with The Queen Chimes In. I thought the exact same thing, I’ve never even seen the show she used to be on, and even I know her kids’ names! She was “unsure” about it, and something felt “strange” about it, yet NBC had no problem showing two pictures of Heather’s child right before KLG expressed her emotions. What a freaking idiot. I thought Heather showed immense restraint, we all know she has a pretty cutting wit. And KLG is quite the easy target.


Susan Getgood May 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

What really saddens and disturbs me? All the comments on KLG’s fake blog.

Either she *does* have fans or the Today show is faking comments. I’m not sure which would be more disturbing.

The real shame — that they buried the mom blog story in the “dead” hour which isn’t even shown live in many markets.


Lauren May 9, 2008 at 3:46 pm

I heart Dooce and I admire her restraint in that clip. You could tell she wanted to be all “You know what, lady!”


amberface May 12, 2008 at 9:30 am

I seriously can’t stand the majority of celebrities. So many of them don’t even know where they stand on anything and instead of using their own brain to follow their beliefs, they have to follow what everyone else does because that’s the “trend”. Get a life Hollywood. (Oh and some in New York considering the taping was there….)


trish May 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

I’ll be posting about this tonight as well. I thought that was totally lame to say, “Yeah, I don’t know if I like what you do, but now we’re outta time and you can’t even rebut what I said!” MWAHHHH. I can’t stand that maneuver.


Kate May 13, 2008 at 2:58 pm

OMFG! I had no idea that Kathie Lee is now a hostess on the Today Show.
That was the FIRST mistake.
Actually letting Kathie Lee open her mouth –
mistake no. 2.
And it all goes downhill from there – reeaal fast!


Aimee May 13, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Also too bad she yammered on and on about her stupid kids when she was with Regis. Um safety??? Unless she had body guards for them her kids were way less safe than Dooce’s. She’s an ahole. Always has been.


Tina May 13, 2008 at 4:32 pm

KLG is a moron. I heart dooce. Thanks for posting the nightline clip, made me feel MUCH better about the whole Today show fiasco.


Kwana May 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Great post. I’m putting both clips on my blog next week. It just annoyed me. Love your blog!


lisa May 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

I can’t believe KLG has a blog of her “own”. Oh my. slight overlook. What a joke.

so not fair to Dooce.


lisa May 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I just left a comment on KLG’s awesome blog. Me thinks it won’t be published though!


mssinglemama May 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm

I actually did some more digging and it’s not just her blog – but she “posts” frequently. I left a comment too – it never cleared.


So funny how all of the comments up there are all fluffy. Such B.S.


mariah May 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm

KLG is a loser! and I love whoever commented on her saran wrap look…. CLASSIC!


Cma May 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

I am really tired of KLG as well. She’s had her day – she needs to stay retired, or at least off the TV. And eww – her face looks terribly swollen and unreal. (michael jackson look) It’s too bad she couldn’t face the aging thing naturally. That would actually have made an honest woman out of her.


Debbie January 26, 2009 at 5:09 pm

people need to grow up and quit acting like children. that is wrong with the world today always picking.kathielee is an entertainer that is her job she has only one person to answer to. if you don’t like her don’t watch.


Trucker April 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

WOW, what brings you here after almost a year? Need a friend?


Herpes Remedy June 18, 2009 at 7:52 am

wow… very nice post thanks!


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