Dark Days For Network News

Breaking NewsAll the major network news outlets should hang their heads in shame for their coverage, or should I say creation, of the Florida ‘pastor’ story. They have elevated the profile of this idiot, and the two dozen morons who can tolerate his company, way beyond the reality of his actual influence in the world. This was not a story! There are thousands of crackpots just like him all around the country — they should not be given time on the national (or local for that matter) evening news. That he has now influenced national foreign policy and endangered troops and civilians overseas is a disgrace. This morning’s tease on the Today Show went something like “We will be talking to the Florida pastor who has created such a firestorm of controversy. . .”. He didn’t create the controversy, NBC did. And ABC and CBS. Leading cable doofus, Chris Matthews, keeps deferring to this crackpot as a “man of the cloth”. Noooo, he’s a deluded, deranged, imbecile. And why NBC is shipping crazies in from Florida is impossible to understand — you’re in New York City, people, just look outside your window!

And let’s talk about Brian Williams for a second. This self-absorbed fathead has long considered himself the center of every news story, so much so that he actually devoted several minutes of coverage to the death of his own father, a complete unknown who did nothing of any importance. And I don’t know if Brian will ever get over Hurricane Katrina, poor dear. Worse he now seems to have recognized what a cash cow the whole “Greatest Generation” thing was for Brokaw, so we will have to hear about that all the time despite its non-newsworthiness.

Meanwhile the real lead story of the week? Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, told a London audience, “We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD”. (HuffPo)

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