TV News: We Don’t Care


Read Glenn Greenwald on Brian Williams’ stunningly unresponsive “response” to the NYT‘s revelation that the coterie of ex-officers used by TV news to comment on military affairs was riddled with conflicts of interest and being used as a Pentagon propaganda arm. I’m not sure what’s more stunning, that Williams can’t be bothered to correctly state the nature of the complaint, or that his response is actually more than we’ve heard from any other network.

Apparently, nobody’s even slightly embarrassed by any of this. And on some level, why should they be? Since as best I can tell all the networks are complicit, as long as they all agree to just hum along nobody should lose any market share to anyone else.