Friday, April 29, 2011
Where It Counts
Obviously, what's going across the southern United States right now is so overwhelmingly tragic that it's really beyond the scope of appropriate description.
With that in mind, it's good to see that NBC Nightly News's Brian Williams -- along with NBC News President Steve Capus, whom I've beat up on more than once here and at the Huffington Post -- made the right decision and didn't allow the network's main anchor to languish overseas covering what's basically fluff at the expense of one of the most important and genuinely affecting stories of the year for this country.
I hate to reference Chris Rock twice in 24 hours, but it could easily be argued that heaping praise on Williams and Capus for the mutual decision that brought Williams back home from the Royal Wedding after having already landed in London is a case of people getting credit for what they're supposed to do.
But I guess these days that's as good as you're gonna get.
NBC made the right choice.
Time: Brian Williams Explains Why He Ditched the Royal Wedding/4.29.11
To help the victims of these storms, by the way, please go here.