She's a 50-year-old experienced host/journalist, operating from Manhattan, who hosts a show on HGTV (!). She should know better. She should've known better in 1972. The people telling us to calm down and cut Spender slack really are pretending she just left journalism school, or won American Idol, or some damn thing.
It's 2019. She's on GMA, not handling a local weather spot in South Dakota.