NEWS FLASH: "The New York/Washington media world is abuzz with speculation on rumors that NBC may fire former Evening News anchor Tom Brokaw for on-air comments he made about 'feeling nervous if I went into a bar in Arizona.''
"With memories still fresh of October's controversial firing by PBS of Juan Williams in the wake of his on-air comments about 'feeling nervous' when he saw Muslims in airports, the fate of broadcast veteran Brokaw appears to hang in a precarious balance, observers say.
"Brokaw, on Thursday's MSNBC "Morning Joe" show, said: 'Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona on a Saturday night where people can carry concealed without permits.'"
An announcement from NBC on disciplinary action against Brokaw is expected shortly..."
Okay, okay-- I made all that stuff up, except for what is an actual, accurate quote made by Mr. Brokaw on Morning Joe.
But if consistency was less of a selective virtue in today's media universe, the paragraphs above would not be satiric commentary from yr. humble correspondent.
--Earl "Scoop" Merkel