Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brian Williams Courageously Calls Out President McGwire

Last night on NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams was outraged:
Good evening. Because this is a family broadcast, we probably can't say what we'd like to about the news today that Mark McGwire—the home run hitter, the family favorite from the St. Louis Cardinals—stopped lying today and admitted that he did it while on steroids. For those of us who were raising young baseball fans and baseball players who looked up to Mark McGwire, that summer of ‘98 was magical stuff, as he and Sammy Sosa vied back and forth for the title of Single Season Home Run King. He didn't tell the truth to Congress or to his fans until finally, formally coming clean today. He's been unable to get into the Hall of Fame and, apparently—even for him—the shame here was too much.
See what he did there? He called someone who knowingly concealed/distorted the truth a liar.

It would have been nice if he'd showed similar outrage during the Bush Administration, the run up to the Iraq war, the health care debate, either presidential election... really anything meaningful that's happened over the last 10 years.

I'm glad to see that NBC News is comfortable holding Mark McGuire to a higher standard than any elected official they've ever covered. But I guess their lies are different, because as their slogan says: IT'S JUST POLITICS BRAH!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think this is a fair comparison. Bush and Cheney have never admitted to anything they have ever done. In fact, things thought to be known facts about what they have done wrong have been said to be lies themselves. I am afraid our only hope now is the truth-a-scope (http://www.spike.com/video/futurama-tale-of-two/2777266)