The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, February 26, 2005

NBC's New Anchor: Rush Limbaugh

Not really, but I just caught a disturbing interview with Brian Williams on Marty Kaplan's Air America show. It's from last weekend-- the Feb. 19 show. The link will take you to the download page.

Here's the thing with Brokaw's replacement: he was tripping all over himself trying to show what a downhome kinda guy he is. He listens to Rush, he loves NASCAR, he wasn't born rich, he doesn't even shave sometimes (gasp!). The worst was his commitment to the red state/blue state dichotomy. You'd think a seasoned newsman would have the brains to accept the county voting map-- which shows a purple nation. The red/blue argument is the turf of con men like Hannity and O'Reilly.

Look for the mainstream media to make yet another lurch to the right. Switch it off, and keep watching the blogs.