Maybe I was over-turkified. Still can’t get a grip. Must be the tryptophan, or possibly the halo
effect of Tom Brokaw’s protracted departure. His
celebrity-style leave-taking as NBC News anchor, so long-winded and self-important, has been
milked to a fare-thee-well. The fact that he has gone along
with it or worse, encouraged it, would make any right-minded citizen puke.
Postscript: Asked about replacing Dan Rather, who departs as CBS news anchor in
March, network overseer Leslie Moonves said yesterday: “We may bring in the cast of ‘Friends’ to
do the evening news. … Anything’s possible.” It was, uhm, a joke.