Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Brian Williams

Brian Williams returned to the airwaves yesterday on MSNBC and was anchoring the arrival of Pope Francis. I know he sinned against journalism, and that's the reason for his banishment to cable news, but I was so happy to watch him yesterday. The guy is incredibly talented in that role. Poised, witty, informative. He's simply better at this than anyone else on TV.

As a media critic I'm supposed to be mad at him forever for his indiscretions, but I just can't do it.

I feel a little bit like the 35-year-old me who cheered Sammy's homers. I knew it wasn't right, but did you see how far he hit that ball?