Friday, June 19, 2015

Don Draper Back To Writing Taglines

From the NYT:
Brian Williams Gets New Role at Lower Salary


18, 2015

After four months of twisting in the wind, Brian Williams can finally get back to work at NBC, but not without a humbling blow. Mr. Williams’s return includes a demotion, a lower salary and an apology tour that began on Thursday with NBC News staff members in New York and Washington, and will continue on national television with an interview on the “Today” show on Friday.

The broadcaster announced on Thursday that Mr. Williams, 56, would not return as the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” but as an anchor of breaking news and special reports at the cable network MSNBC. He starts in mid-August...
I don't care either way, but the graphic and storyline parallels were too good not to do:

Also I did wanted to take the opportunity to note that this is Week 18 of "Has anyone else noticed that no one is talking about The Many Lies of Bill O'Reilly anymore?"


Susan of Texas said...

Six years ago The Atlantic's Megan McArdle, one of the fiercest critics of Obamacare in the media, admitted she lied about the health care statistics that she said were the entire basis of her argument against it.

The New Republic retold the event (without crediting me of course.) Several important financial writers spread the story. What happened?

Nothing. McArdle went on "book leave" shortly after she lied that she had no ties to the Koch brothers while defending them from accusations that they had funded the tea parties. She is still repeating her lies about Obamacare at Bloomberg and, very carefully, still supporting the Koches, and still making lots and lots of money. (She was paid something like $200,000 or more at The Atlantic.)

bluicebank said...

"Mad Men" lost me fairly quickly, when I realized the writers were playing a game on the viewers. The audience were of three types. Only one of those types saw the game for what it was. The show was a masturbatory/narcissistic advert of Madison Avenue, wrapped neat like a martini.

Back in the days when print journalism involved ink that flowed through the veins of union men, better minds than I wrote of the then-disdainful field of Advertising. Also known then as Slick Propaganda. And one day, this shit came across the tube as entertainment. And even YOU, Drift, bought into it.

Perhaps you missed the underlying message behind Peter Sellers last movie "Being There." Maybe you think that understanding the slick con makes you immune to the con. And maybe you never read a word from Marshall McLuhan (hint: "the medium is the message").