Thursday, September 03, 2009


Bonus point for getting the post title reference.

Sad news that Charles Gibson is retiring from his news desk. He was very good at his job. I'm not a big news watcher, but whenever I felt like tuning in for the big issues - like the election coverage - I usually turned to him first.

Even sadder news that his replacement will be Diane Sawyer. She's not very good at her job. I'm not a big news watcher, but whenever I felt like tuning in for the big issues I always turned to a different channel because of her.

Yup, I'd tune in for Gibson and then change the channel as soon as Sawyer started talking. She's a completely vapid moron with no appreciable insight. Her analysis is mired in obsolete paradigms of the way the world works. Her voice and cadence are beyond irritating. And worst of all, she's completely out-of-touch with the average American but honestly believes she understands what that life is like.

Fortunately there's still Brian Williams. I like him as much as I do Gibson, and he's a little lighter in spirit (see, for example, hosting SNL). I always turned to him when I saw Saywer on ABC, and I'd all but bet there'll be a flood of people heading to NBC now. Who knows, maybe even Couric will see her ratings rise. She'll be better than Sawyer, that's for sure.

Oh, and I've got the perfect song quote for today too:

One anchor turns and faces the other
Says it's time that I made you my lover


Nate said...

Under her school photo it read: "Not pictured"

Matthew B. Novak said...

Bonus points to Nate.

Jeff said...

Also Sawyer started her career as a shill for Nixon during Watergate. Yeah, that's the kind of journalist I want to see.