The Life of Brian

A glimpse into the private journal of NBC's Brian Williams:

June 30, 2005

"Tomorrow I cover the story of the president-elect of Iran. I'm really having a hard time coming up with unique angles and bylines. D*%@ that Katie Couric. She can say whatever she wants just because her husband died of colon cancer. Well, gosh, why don't you shoot me cause my wife is still alive!?! *Sigh* Okay, I'm better.

Ugh...another thing. I HATE that people call me "Brian Wilson." I"m not a freakin Beach Boy...I'm a newscaster dagnab it!!

Alright, back to the newscast. Think Koppel. Think Jennings. He got away with some outrageous statements. I think it's because of the accent. Think Canada. Hmmm. Okay, everyone has a problem with this president because "supposedly" he kidnapped a few Americans decades ago. Man, doesn't "water under the bridge" mean anything anymore?

My producers are going to kill me if I can't come up with something. Okay...newly elected leader who has terrorist, fascist connections. OOOH!! I can compare him to George W! Yes, that's it! Half the country hates him and he has some shady connections from the past, but we still elected him, kind of. That's perfect.

Well, now that I think about it, those flippin bloggers might jump down my throat like they did to whats-his-face at CNN. Maybe not. Hmm.

Better yet, why don't I compare him to the original George W...perfect! Our founding fathers kidnapped and beheaded people! I read that somewhere. Oh my producers would be so proud. I've had what they call an "independent thought." Okay...I've got to get to work now...founding fathers/terrorists. Brilliant.

Katie Couric eat your heart out."

Posted by Portia at July 6, 2005 09:38 AM

I find it odd that I saw him on Dennis Miller on CNBC and he refused to take a side with anybody, one way or the other. the whole time Miller was trying to get his take on the news and politics, and Williams was a closed book. I'm still not sure what this guy was thinking when he said all that.

Posted by: MacStansbury at July 6, 2005 02:53 PM

I don't think "Thinking" is what transpired in that situation. And if there was "thought" in that statement, I'd be completely dumbfounded.

Posted by: Portia at July 6, 2005 03:39 PM