Everyone’s still laughing at BS-artist Brian Williams, the TV news anchor whom we now recognize as a compulsive liar.
But it would be a huge mistake to think he was the only waste of space in the nooze business. Ever since The New York Times’ Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize for serving as Joe Stalin’s one-man cheering section in the 1930s, big-time journalism in America has attracted big-time schmucks.
Before Williams could get himself out of the tar pit, a few days ago, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry conducted an alleged interview with Attorney General Eric “the Bag Man” Holder, in which she barely restrained herself from crawling into his lap and nibbling on his ear. She then embarrassed Holder by asking him to quack like a duck ( http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/09/video-melissa-harris-perry-asked-eric-holder-to-quack-like-a-duck-in-interview/ ). Holder declined.
But when it came to fawning over Democrats, Dan Rather remains the all-time champion boot-licker. In a May 27, 1993, interview of the zipper-challenged President Bill Clinton, Rather concluded by gushing, “Mr. President, if we could be one one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been together in the White House, we’d take it right now and walk away winners.” ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/928641/posts )
Barf bag, anyone?
As a former hard-working newspaper reporter and editor, it makes my flesh crawl, to see the antics of these high-profile noozies.
Please do not ever, ever listen to them.