This seems healthy for democracy:
“A few nights ago I was up tossing and turning and trying to figure out exactly what to say,” [President Obama] said. “Finally, when I couldn’t get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought.”
The reference to the NBC anchor and host of the prime-time “Inside the Obama White House” special this spring drew loud laughter.
There’s no denying that broadcast networks and the president have occasionally worked for their mutual benefit: Obama gets public platforms for his ideas and the networks get programming that delivers strong ratings at a time when that’s hard to come by.
Or, you know, not.