Defining media deviancy downward: Are Brokaw, Williams, Lauer, Roberts really proud?
Ed Schultz, Phil Griffin, and MSNBC.
A revealing relationship, yes?
With NBC, Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, and the parent company of Brian Roberts’ Comcast all in the mix, a very revealing relationship.
You have to wonder, are these guys really proud of what’s going on here? Really?
And how many cats are holding the usually voluble tongue of “conservative” Joe Scarborough?
But first, here’s another NBC story. A telling one. Particularly considering the presumed standards of Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, and Brian Roberts. Standards that have now apparently been abandoned faster than some celebrity wannabes ditch husbands.
The President of NBC was in trouble.
Rumors had surfaced of drinking binges at the Beverly Hills Hotel. When his boss showed up at NBC’s Burbank studios, the NBC president looked disheveled, unsteady, the pits.
The straw that broke the camel’s back was Mexico.
At an NBC affiliate gathering, the network president’s condition, evident throughout, became the talk of the meeting. Things got worse when the man returned to NBC’s New York headquarters in Rockefeller Center. The drinking continued — and suddenly, the string had run out.
Summoned to his boss’s office in a moment of sobriety, the meeting was both brief and brusque.
The President of NBC — a popular and well-respected man in the television industry — was fired. Out. Done.
A press release was issued, stunning his industry peers, and making no mention whatsoever of the real reason for the NBC executive’s abrupt departure beyond the usual bromide of his desire to pursue other interests.
The firing caused an internal uproar at NBC. When the parent company board of directors meeting took place there was a furious battle. The fired president’s supporters were enraged at the callous way such a distinguished career had been terminated. There were threats of resignation from prominent and powerful board members.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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