Our favorite "Ice Queen" Marueen Dowd weighs in on the Tom Browkaw retirement in her opinion piece in today's New York times. Note: I thought the title was missing an appropriate words:
It's Still a (White?) Man's World on the Idiot Box
"It's the End of an Era. A momentous change.
Tonight on NBC, one tall and handsome white male anchor with bespoke clothes will replace another tall and handsome white male anchor with bespoke clothes.
Even Tom Brokaw is a little surprised that he has been succeeded by someone who looks like the love child he and Peter Jennings never had.
"I honestly thought, eight or nine years ago, that when we left," Mr. Brokaw said, referring to himself, Peter and Dan Rather, "that it would be the end of white male anchor time."
Nah. Those guys are hard to kill off. Indeed, white men are ascendant in Red State America.
As my mom said, discussing her belief that Martha Stewart had been railroaded by jealous men, "If men could figure out how to have babies, they'd get rid of us altogether."
The networks don't even give lip service to looking for women and blacks for anchor jobs - they just put pretty-boy clones in the pipeline. (more at the NY Times)
Poor Maureen, hasn't been the same since "Bush World" flopped....