Monday, March 25, 2013
Zero Dark 30 Rock
Today's Daily Banter column expands on yesterday's admittedly pissed-off piece taking aim at NBC's decision to go with an interview with Jerry Sandusky that it didn't even shoot.
Here's the opening shot:
"It probably seems like I write quite a bit about NBC and its problems. In fact, I do, and there’s a reason for this. I spent a good portion of my career in television news working for NBC, at both the national and local level, and that time with the network always represented one of the proudest accomplishments of my life in the business. It’s easy to pick on, say, Fox News over and over again; with the exception of my good friend and former coworker Shep Smith, the place is generally a wasteland of lunacy and nonsense. But I expect more from NBC and always have. I know what the network is capable of, what its reputation has meant, and what those who worked under its banner years ago expected of themselves and the product they created. NBC, as far as I’m concerned — and I know there are plenty of others who feel the same way and would tell you the same thing — used to be the top of the heap in broadcasting and to work there was an unqualified honor. That was then, anyway. Now? Now I have no idea what the hell is going on at the network. It’s nothing short of shameful to see how far NBC has fallen — how far it’s been allowed to fall by those whose job it is to steward its good name."
Read the Rest Here