Today's column for the Daily Banter deals with a recent story from the Associated Press that details how the Today show is losing viewers in droves. My take: the exodus is the long-overdue comeuppance for a network that's relentlessly pummeled its talent and audience over the past few years, believing it could always get away with it.
Here's an excerpt:
"I admit that there were several times that I truly thought NBC would suffer immediate audience blowback for its sins, but strangely it never really did; yes, there was some bad press from the likes of me and other more prominent media critics, but in the end business went on as usual for the peacock. And I think ultimately that’s what emboldened the executive assholes at NBC: Each time they did something inexcusable and didn’t face the instant wrath of the viewing public — the kind of outrage that threatened their bottom line — they simply smirked and moved on, believing they were bulletproof and that nothing they did could permanently damage the NBC brand."
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