Sunday, February 8, 2015

Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Brian Williams

Mark Steyn goes beyond "misremembering" of Brian Williams to the obvious loss of credibility.
And wonder if it will make a difference.
Thirty years ago, it would be difficult to imagine a liar or fantasist surviving in a job that supposedly depends on one's trustworthiness. Yet today Brian Williams' survival is the way to bet - because the obsolete format of Big Three "network news" is a dinner-theatre exercise that now bears so little relation to real news that Williams' ability to project the aura of authority and integrity trumps the reality that he doesn't actually have any. If you get your news from old-school "network news", you're not actually getting any news, you're watching a guy 'cause he has great hair. So getting it from a delusional narcissist is only taking it to the next level.
Jimmy Swaggert and Jim Bakker lost their religious empires when it turned out they weren't who they projected.
Brian Williams projected an image of himself that's being torn apart.
How long until his career is finally shot down?

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