On Thursday Jan. 26, Brian Williams spent 2:20 upbraiding, reproving, chastising, castigating and admonishing (thanks to Roget) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for pointing her finger at President Obama during their "tarmac" meeting that day. Here's what Brian said about it: "Who have you ever seen talking to the President like this and what was this all about?" "The governor of Arizona with her finger in the face of the President of the United States. You don't see that often or maybe ever." Apparently, Brian has a short and selective memory because he did the exact same thing to President George W. Bush during a 2006 interview in New Orleans (view the video at http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/01/29/flashbook-2007-nbcs-brian-williams-wags-finger-president-bush). So when Gov. Brewer points her finger at a president, she's being disrespectful. But when Brian points his finger at a president, he apparently sees himself as an advocate for the people. Hilariously, Brian has deluded himself into believing that he's a character in a Springsteen song who's searching for social justice and fighting for the rights of the disenfranchised. This may be Brian's most appalling display of hypocrisy ever. And that's saying an awful lot.
(Thanks to Twitter user @lcb998502 for alerting me to this situation.)