I just read the comments made by tom brokaw attempting to run cover for clinton and his anti-American/liberal administration that practically gave away our defenses and military secrets over the past 8 years. By trying to lay blame at the feet of President Bush and Republican members of Congress he once again shows his true colors.
For some reason nightly news anchorpersons seem to think they have a Constitutional right/obligation to inject their personal feelings/opinions/biases into their reporting on the events transpiring around them. brokaw is one of the worst offenders when it comes to expressing his open disdain for conservative values and those who represent them as he participates in a one man crusade to trumpet the superiority of liberal partisan politics, agendas and personalities.
If you wonder why people are flocking to FOX News Channel...watch reruns of your own programs and read reported comments of your on air representatives.
God Bless America!
As a main stream media representative you are complicit in withholding information regarding the terrorist threats to the United States of America. Your admission to Mr. Imus that news coverage was not as it should be, certainly indicates that your network decided an agenda of political allegiance was more important than an allegiance to the people of the United States.
By blaming then GOVERNOR BUSH for not discussing the threat of terrorism in his campaign, while then PRESIDENT CLINTON and VICE PRESIDENT GORE were privy to the information garnered by federal agencies is a pitiful example of cynical adherence to personal political ideology and deliberate blindness to the faults of the previous administration. Why did you not discuss the fact that VICE PRESIDENT GORE, who was privy to this type of information, did not bring up this threat during his campaigning?
Also, deflection of responsibility for campaign topics such as these, especially during the debates, falls solidly with the news media hosting the debates. Another avenue you might consider exploring.
The previous administration was never questioned in a forthright, thorough manner by your network or the other mainstream networks regarding their response to the terrorist attacks perpetrated during their tenure, nor where they ever thoroughly examined regarding preparations against terrorist threats to the United States of America or other countries.
The mainstream media accepted emoting performances of sympathy and empathy to substitute for investigative reporting.
At one time investigative reporting was a main component of journalism and that supposedly was a component of mainstream newscasts.
Your behavior coupled with that of Mr. Jennings and Mr. Rather is illustrative of performance journalism, news readers, personal ideologies that disillusions us, because we cannot trust your reporting to be solidly objective and that is what matters most in reportage.