Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Brian Williams should get his facts straight. On Monday's Nightly News story about the tension between President Obama and New York Governor David Paterson, Brian said, "Reports have it the President doesn't want the Governor to run for re-election and has said so because he doesn't like his chances." On Sunday's Nightly News, Chuck Todd also spoke of Paterson's bid for "re-election". Wrong. Paterson, who was the Lieutenant Governor when Eliot Spitzer resigned eighteen months ago, became Governor without ever having been elected to that office. In order to be re-elected, one must first be elected. Paterson was not. The managing editor and political director of Nightly News should know better.