Peter Jennings, 'The Natural,' is dead
August 08, 2005 News & Politics
The typically cheeky Gawker reviews the demise of the big three (Dan, Tom and Peter) paying tribute to Peter Jennings as "an anchor for the blue states":
This is not to say that his politics leaned one way or another, or that he somehow provided a friendlier newscast for liberal causes than for conservative ones... What we mean is that Jennings showed, as John Kerry couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t in the last election, that thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a value in being smart and sophisticated.
While Brokaw was always the all-American, just-folks, nice guy, Jennings was worldy and urbane and unafraid to be a bit of an intellectual. That seems to be the incorrect mien for success in this country today, but, for those of us actually do appreciate the smart and sophisticated -- for New Yorkers, in other words -- it was nice to see one of us spend so long on top.(Gawker via Deanna)