My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Um . . .Mr. Williams? What Kind Of Gloves Did You USED To Wear?

NBC's Brian Williams, in a little-reported interview (in fact, the first source I saw for this was the Comcast News blurb, and it was removed from their site within hours):

NBC's Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power.
There were so many angry, even incredulous, questions put to Bush administration officials about the response to Katrina that the Salon Web site compiled a "Reporters Gone Wild" video clip. Tim Russert, Anderson Cooper, Ted Koppel and Shepard Smith were among the stars.

The mute button seemingly in place since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been turned off.

"By dint of the fact that our country was hit we've offered a preponderance of the benefit of the doubt over the past couple of years," the "Nightly News" anchorman said. "Perhaps we've taken something off our fastball and perhaps this is the story that brings a healthy amount of cynicism back to a news media known for it."

I would say that this betrays a remarkably short span of attention. Anybody remember the Presidential campaign? Little things like the Air National Guard? The Swift Boat Bets? Abu Graib? Cindy Sheehan?

It's not news that the gloves are off. The only gloves the MSM has been wearing for about the last three years have been sparring gloves.

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