Thursday, September 16, 2010

NBC News anchor Brian Williams

"[The Daily Show with Jon Stewart] has chronicled the death of shame in politics and journalism. Many of us on this side of the journalism tracks often wish we were on Jon’s side. I envy his platform to shout from the mountaintop. He’s a necessary branch of government.”

-Brian Williams, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News.

(To paraphrase: Brian Williams is complaining that a comedian with a talk show on basic cable can tell the truth but a network news anchor with 8 million viewers doesn't have the "platform" to tell the truth).

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