1. Sunday, May 6, 2012

    brokaw thinks U.S. feels disconnected from the press b/c of Clooney? 

    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.