November 30, 2004

BRIAN WILLIAMS IS DISSING 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.’”

And yet, they’re kicking your ass.

UPDATE: Terry Heaton: “It’s a scary time for people in television news, because the blue smoke and mirrors has been revealed for what it is.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: Heh. And here’s another perspective:

Not a surprise, but always good to be reminded of the culture of arrogance in the Mainstream Media that underlies the lack of concern over facts, truth, and (occasionally) basic, rational self interest.

Meanwhile, at Power Line, a personal reminiscence involving Brian Williams.

MORE: This photo is pretty funny.