Brian Williams’s and Jon Stewart’s Common Ground

Good column from David Carr on Brian Williams and Jon Stewart:

Both men spent more than a decade on top of their businesses for good reasons. Mr. Stewart had a remarkable eye for hypocrisy, found amazing writers and executed their work and his own with savage grace, no small feat. Mr. Williams managed to convey gravitas and self-awareness at the same time while sitting atop one of the best television news operations in the business. They were kings of their respective crafts.

But now they are both done, at least for the time being.

You won’t find a better written sentence today than this one, regarding Williams:

Perhaps he sensed that he was king of an entropic kingdom imprisoned by incontinence and cholesterol ads.

Thursday, 12 February 2015