Anyone on the receiving end of the emails sent out by Current TV’s media relations department knows how awkward they can be. It’s as if the publicists sit around, waiting for Current show guests to blink and open their mouths as to capture the perfect screen still.
BuzzFeed‘s Michael Hastings, a regular on Current programs, is a perfect case study. If you were to only know Hastings from the pictures sent out of him by Current, you’d think he has a perpetual bug up his ass (he doesn’t, though he’s no daisy).
Let’s take a look at the
many limited expressions of Hastings, as distributed by Current.
From a Sept. 25 appearance on “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” the spit-ready Hastings:
From a Sept. 26 appearance on “The Young Turks,” the condescending Hastings:
From a Nov. 19 appearance on TYT, the NUH UH! Hastings:
From a Nov. 27 appearance on TYT, the Hastings scowl…:
From a Jan. 2 appearance on TYT, the Hastings drowsy:
Finally, from a Jan. 23 appearance on TYT, the time-out Hastings: