Tuesday, July 19, 2005


The conservative blogosphere has some commentary on this story , which is about how NBC news anchor Brian Williams supposedly compared the founding fathers to terrorists. Find the video through here; Williams's defense of himself is here.

I blog about this story because it's a perfect example of analysis that I would consider banal, unenlightening, pseudo-intellectual and corporate, while the conservatives in the room would probably consider it liberally biased.

Here's what he said.

"What would it all matter if [the claim that Iran's president elect was a hostage taker during the hostage crisis] [was] proven true? Someone brought up today: The first several U.S. presidents were certainly revolutionaries... and might have been called "terrorists" at the time by the British Crown, after all..."

Here's him defending himself.

"Today, apparently, on some radio talk shows and blogs, my friends in the media have accused me of labeling George Washington a terrorist. They apparently missed my point: That the BRITISH CROWN might have viewed American revolutionaries that way."

If we take him at his word, he was saying that the British Crown might have viewed revolutionaries--as revolutionaries. Thanks, Brian. I think that's all I have to say--instead of going a bolder route and offering analysis of ANY related issues, liberal OR conservative, he tautologized. He's a talking head. He's a suit. He's irrelevant. He does us progressives no good.


Post a Comment

<< Home