Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Whatchu Talkin' Bout Willis?

I think the reporters were basically zombies out there tonight.
-- Chris Matthews, commenting on the White House Press Corps' sad showing at last night's primetime prez presser.

My favorite young-articulate-negro blogger, Ta-Nehisi Coates, articulates the broadcast journalism crisis even better:
Come on man. Do your job. Or be forced to take lessons from a comic. I almost never say this, but particularly in the world of broadcast journalism, what we're seeing is a deficit of creative intelligence. It's really simple. Stewart isn't always right. But he's smarter and creating something more original than anything these guys could dream.
Now that's what I'm talkin' bout, Willis.