Yesterday, I wrote a short article "NBC blew it. Then they blew it again."about how NBC and Brian Williams mishandling of their response to a fire alarm during a live news broadcast did our nation's public a great disservice.
A little digging, and I found this today in the Washington Post:
A NBC News rep told The Associated Press it was just a drill and that technicians couldn’t immediately turn off loudspeakers on Williams’ new studio — as if that somehow made it seem better, not worse.
If Brian Williams truly knew that there was no need for alarm, a simple single-sentence explanation would have kept our nation's schoolchildren from wondering "why the pretty newsman isn't going outside."
Today, a video out from the folks over at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" shows just how foolish the response was.
At the end, a choice to laugh it all off.
Ha ha ha.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
All better now?