November 30, 2004

Arrogant Asshat Anchors NBC

Every Leftie talkinghead/Journo seems to be tossing the word arrogance around to describe the Repubs, Bush and anyone who disagrees with their world view. (BTW-I don't recall the term being applied to the Dems during the forty-three years they controlled Congress and the agenda.)

However, should one look up the word in a dictionary you will find a picture of Brian Williams.

Brian Williams, who will succeed Tom Brokaw as the anchor of NBC Nightly News on Wednesday, has not made a good first impression among political bloggers. According to CBS Marketwatch, at a post-election wrap-up session, when a fellow panelist "mentioned that bloggers had had a big impact on the reporting on Election Day, Williams waved that point away by quipping that the self-styled journalists are 'on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem.'"

Bathroom with a modem? Just how outdated is Williams' computer equipment and I for one have never taken a computer into the frickin' bathroom.

Gees...not yet out of the gate and he's dissing bloggers. I give him 6 months.

(hat tip to Taegan Goddard's Political Wire)

Posted by feste at November 30, 2004 04:03 PM | TrackBack

> I for one have never taken a computer
> into the frickin' bathroom

I've considered it, but I'm not wireless
(yet). No phone jacks in our bathrooms

I think Williams was implying something anal.


Posted by: jaspar at November 30, 2004 06:56 PM

>I've considered it, but I'm not wireless

Ew...we won't go there. ;^)

Williams has a wry wit, so he may be poking a bit of good natured fun at the blogosphere, he couldn't be that unaware...however seems kinda silly to toss down a gauntlet that he may end up eating.

His producers best get it right...too many bloggers on all sides of the political spectrum are witness to breaking news in real-time and they are waiting in the cyberweeds to call "bullshit!"

Posted by: feste at December 1, 2004 02:43 PM

I thought you might find this interesting:
Williams is taking bloggers more seriously these days.

Posted by: rob redding at December 12, 2004 08:39 AM
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