More on Brokaw

If nothing else, I always appreciate how media personalities validate what I write after I tear them down. I was hating on Mark Halperin months ago, before he let the tire swing ride him, and now Tom Brokaw is giving me a hand:

Discussing McCain’s success in the Republican primaries, Brokaw attributed it to the candidate’s “indomitable will,” and opined that McCain won by simply being “the most authentic…he wasn’t trying to reinvent himself.”

This is not only wrong, but diametrically, screamingly wrong. It’s not a difficult point–McCain won the primaries specifically by reversing himself on taxes, immigration, the religious right, and virtually every other issue important to the hard right. These policies were not only blazingly visible–Mitt Romney and others called him on it loudly during the Republican debates–but obviously destructive, as the last eight years have proven.

And yet, here is Brokaw saying of the candidate who by far has done the most to change his positions that McCain was “the most authentic…he wasn’t trying to reinvent himself.” Remember, this isn’t old, retired, mildly irrelevant Tom Brokaw. This is the new (for now) host of Meet the Press, and certainly someone who will be a prominent figure in the coverage of the allegedly most-liberal cable network during the elections.

It really is amazing how downright stupid the professional journalists are when it comes to these things. Then again, given that they’re journalists, not political professionals, maybe we shouldn’t expect much better from them. So maybe it’s just amazing that journalists like Brokaw manage to establsh themselves as expert analysts when it comes to politics, even though they clearly don’t know anything about it.