Good old George Stephanopolous! He was the White House Communications Director for President Bill Clinton. Stephanopoulos is currently the chief anchor and the chief political correspondent for ABC News, a co-anchor of Good Morning America, and the host of ABC’s Sunday morning This Week. Stephanopoulos is a regular substitute anchor for ABC World News Tonight.
It would be fair to say that George Stephanopolous is a pretty busy guy at ABC.
According to Mara Siegler of the New York Post, an insider at ABC revealed that the table for “Good Morning America” had been redesigned to hide the fact that George Stephanopoulos is much shorter than two of his co-hosts.
The original design of the table was see-through but the audience could see Stephanopoulos’ “little-boyish mini-legs”. The programs’ creators decided to modify the table to hide the ‘problem’.
“He’s 5-foot-6 and is dwarfed by human trees Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan… ‘GMA’ initially thought using an anchor desk with elevated chairs would help the problem. Still awkward, George’s little-boyish mini-legs were seen dangling,” the insider revealed.
After about a month of being distracted by the “visible and awkward” legs of Stephanopoulos, “Good Morning America” added a silver panel across the front of the table to hide his legs.
Why? We don’t know!
Maybe ABC thinks there’s something wrong with someone being shorter than their co-workers.
But there it is!
Conservative Tribune reports:
An insider has revealed that ABC’s newest set design change came about because “someone” perceived George Stephanopolous’ height as distracting to viewers. While it is clear to us that height is not important in the world of news reporting, apparently the folks over at ABC care more about the aesthetics of their hosts than the actual reporting of the truth.