i love tom brokaw as much as the next guy but if he thinks american people
feel disconnected from the press
because a few of them hang out with george clooney occasionally
or attend the white house correspondents dinner once a year
then i feel mr. brokaw may be disconnected from the american people.
no one cares where chuck todd is drinking. no one.
if the people feel disconnected from the press, i would ask mr brokaw
to figure out what is missing that used to be there.
and i would argue its signature columnists, colorful personalities,
and writers who were allowed to write with flair.
where is todays mike rokyo. a pro newspaper man who writes
every day with gusto.
what newspaper is searching for the next hunter thompson
or mark twain?
brokaw should ask his fancy friends what theyd do if a young man with
pith and pluck and bite and pizzaz dared to have an opinion in your paper
what would happen to him.
theres a few sprinkled here and there and in LA we have lopez and tj
but come on.
if the nations columnists were the avengers thered be no hulk
and if brokaw realized that he woudlnt be distracted by clooney
instead he would encourage more opinion-based newspaper blogs.
itd be a smash.