middle-brow Brokaw never was a GREAT journalist.
by enthusiast, Tue Sep 30, 2008 at 09:54:45 PM EDT
A lot of us remember vividly how Brokaw has done his best to humiliate Democratic candidates in the past few years. He will probably do the same against Obama.
Tom Brokaw never was a great reporter or anchorman. Capable? Yes, but not great. He doesn't hold a candle to Walter Cronkite or David Brinkley (at his best), and he's piss poor compared to Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil. John Chancellor, for most of his career, was head and shoulders above Brokaw at his crappy best.
Brokaw - has no one ever noticed? - has a bad speech impediment. He mumbles, doesn't even pronounce his words clearly, and has always sounded like a heavy drinker, almost slurring his words.
Brokaw is no brainiac. What's much worse - he is a shill for the CEO class that runs GE and NBC. He's an obsequious semi-moron.
Brokaw never had much talent, or much in the way of brains.
His obsequiousness became incredibly obvious when he went around brown-nosing his way with the older generation - calling them the "greatest" generation, as if any generation is "greater" than any other.
Did Brokaw seriously think the people who fought World War II were any better than those that fought the Civil War or the Revolutionary War, or the Spanish-American war for that matter?
Oh, Brokaw called them the greatest - like, oh - you're so great! Fawning brown-noser!
And watch him try to trash Obama at the next debate....
We must hope that Obama can outfox him, see through his creepy @$$-kissing negativism, his condescending attitude toward anyone who earns less money than he does.