Peter Jennings: Gratuitous Moron
Last night, Peter Jennings concluded his broadcast:
[T]he one thing well leave you with tonight was what Giuliani said last night. He being a great New York Yankees fan said the Republican partys future was like the Yankees, maybe a little glib to conclude with but tonight the Yankees got beaten by Cleveland, 22-0. Im Peter Jennings.
Leaving aside the gratuitous slap at the Yankees, Jennings is wrong about what Giuliani said in his speech. Most online versions dont have the Yankee comment in Giulianis speech, because it was not in the published version, but rather was ad libbed on stage. But the NY Daily News
Drawing cheers, laughs and even leading a brief "New York, New York" chant, Giuliani reveled in the minute-long standing ovation from the Republicans. "It feels like a Yankee game," he quipped, after chants of "Rudy! Rudy!"
That the convention felt like a Yankee game (and we all must agree how pleasant that is!) is very different from saying the partys future is like that of the Yankees. Its time to send Jennings back to the minors.
3:24 PM / September 1, 2004