Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Brokaw Says Goodbye, Chokes Up on 'Today'

I actually like Tom Brokaw--he's as biased as any of the other guys, but he still seems like a wry, decent sort of guy whom you wouldn't mind hanging around with. Can't stand Brian Williams, though.

Anyway, with Brokaw gracefully bowing out and Rather gracelessly sulking away, the big question is when that supercilious weasel Peter Jennings is going to be out on his kiester. Not that I really care one way or the other, because I rarely watch network news anymore, but it would be nice for him to go on a permanent snipe hunt.

UPDATE: Speaking of Williams, I just now noticed at Instapundit this little blurb over at Taegen Goddard's site--

Williams Blasts Bloggers

Brian Williams, who will succeed Tom Brokaw as the anchor of NBC Nightly News on Wednesday, has not made a good first impression among political 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.'"

Now, it might have been acceptable to have such an uninformed and ignorant view of blogging five years ago, but to dismiss it so lightly now puts Mr. Williams in the unenviable position of sounding like the old coots who thought them new-fangledy aereoplanes were just a passing fad.

I just have to say this, Sparky: it doesn't pay to be so dismissive of people who can occasionally do an even better job of dispensing information than you can do, and can do it while they're sitting on the pot. Sure, there's a lot of loons out there, but there are also people who are smart enough to not have to settle for being a network news anchor to make a living.

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