NBC News Anchor Brian Williams very aptly demonstrated why, exactly, I haven’t watched Letterman for years.
He’s just too darn mean anymore.
Seeing the primary role of the federal government is to resolve his driving challenges in Manhattan and speed up his commute to DC, Williams contended:
We got a Willis Avenue bridge up here in Harlem that shouldn’t be anywhere in our nation. It’s an embarrassment. East River Drive, West Side Highway, La Guardia airport, and then go West. The Acela high-speed train slows down to 25 miles an hour to go through a rickety, leaking old tunnel in Baltimore. That’s the best rail system we’ve got. We can’t have that. So there’s no shortage of things to do from East Coast to West. If we can rebuild the United States, which everybody agrees it needs doing, and put these people to work, use that trillion dollars to help fellow citizens who are going to have it rough in these coming months and years, that’s what they’re talking about in Washington.
As for the New York City roadways and bridges, they are in a city and a state controlled by liberal Democrats with big spending governments, so why aren’t their roads and bridges the best in the nation?
Williams did at least resist taking Letterman’s bait when Letterman blamed the “bereft” Bush administration for all the problems Obama must fix. From the Monday, January 26 Late Show with David Letterman on CBS; closed-captioning corrected against the video by the MRC’s Brad Wilmouth:
BRIAN WILLIAMS: It was stunning. I happen to think it was the largest crowd ever assembled in Washington.
LETTERMAN: We’re talking about three million people in the streets there at the mall.
WILLIAMS: For a public event. It was absolutely stunning. People with tears in their eyes. Dave, people lining up, and this is something I just can’t wrap my arms around, to buy merchandise with any depiction — this is a guy we just elected President. It’s not a rock star or an athlete or an actor. This is our President. To see people, whatever your politics, that excited about our new chief executive after a line of what the ordinary voter would maybe describe as bad choices or choices of evils, for years, generations. [audience laughter] It is unbelievable to me. And, again, this is absent politics. This has to do with history and excitement. As events go, it was a stunner.
I have no idea what Brian Williams just said. Letterman tries his best to slam the Bush Administration again (NOTE to Dave: He’s gone now, idiot. Unclench already — let go.); while Williams gushes on interminably about Obama and the Inauguration.
Uuuuhhhhh, Brian? Your point, exactly?
No, no — no airheaded anchors here, move along, move along.
(And NBC pays him how much a year?)