Thursday, May 24, 2007

Confused news

Brian Williams, on NBC Nightly News tonight:

"The fighting between the Lesbian.. uh, Lebanese army and the Islamic militants..."


Actually he caught himself before he said the entire incorrect word, but it was close.

It was bound to happen sooner or later.


He said "moment of zen" near the end of the broadcast though, and was thus redeemed.


Chris Kreussling (Flatbush Gardener) said...

He's been watching too much South Park.

Rurality said...

Xris, oh I hope so! :)

I know I'm not the only one who noticed... the blog was already found via a search the words "brian williams lesbian army lebanese". (Wow Google updates fast.)

I really do like Brian Williams though, and I didn't think I'd like another anchor so much after Peter Jennings died. I was so nuts about Peter Jennings. I cried and cried. Can't ever remember crying over the death of any public figure like that.

Anyway, we watched Bob Woodward and liked him, but he was injured while reporting in Iraq. Elizabeth Vargas stood in for a while, but then she left too - I think for family reasons. ABC News has had it rough. I like Charles Gibson well enough, but I had to stop watching the local ABC affiliate so we switched to NBC for both local and national news.

I love when Brian Williams appears as the giant head on the Daily Show. (In my mind, "The Big Giant Head"!)

Anonymous said...

But isn't he stealing the Moment of Zen from our man Jon?

Rurality said...

I think it was said with sort of a wink and a nod. (Maybe in return for that Giant Head of Brian Williams thing?) It was a story about a 3-year old who'd wandered into the middle of a sand painting (mandala) made by some Buddhist monks. The kid slipped under the rope, did a little tap dance and destroyed the whole thing. After the story, Williams said something like, "Well I guess you could call that our moment of Zen."