Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Derby Trumps Oil Spill
If reporting on the oil spill in the Gulf is as important as Brian Williams claims it is, why didn't the brain trust at NBC bother to air Nightly News on Saturday? The answer is obvious: The Kentucky Derby is much more important (meaning more profitable) than the oil spill. NBC devoted three hours of coverage to a two-minute race. That's the equivalent of devoting 360 hours of coverage to a four-hour Super Bowl. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that--I don't want to give NBC any ideas.