In Which I “Interview” Jon Stewart

Good morning, Jon. Thank you for being here this morning. Thank you for having me. I didn't know you also did morning programs. Actually, I think I just stayed up too late. What time is it? Let's get right to it, shall we? After 17 years of attacking the schmucks in the media and in government, there … Continue reading In Which I “Interview” Jon Stewart

Why Criticize Williams But Not O’Reilly?

O'Reilly is not a journalist. He's not worth my time. My criticism of Brian Williams, by contrast, was a necessary purge. I'd liked his work and trusted it, so felt betrayed, let down, disappointed. As far as O'Reilly is concerned, the Washington Post's Paul Waldman put it best: Brian Williams got suspended from NBC News because … Continue reading Why Criticize Williams But Not O’Reilly?

Brian Williams, Dan Marino & Milli Vanilli

A lot of excuses have been made on behalf of Brian Williams since his fabrications went public last week. None of them are good. None of them can buy back the credibility every journalist requires as their professional stock in trade. But I was surprised to find one of the worst excuses in The New … Continue reading Brian Williams, Dan Marino & Milli Vanilli