The God That Failed

After Peter Jennings’s death I made the Pepsi switch to NBC because Brian Williams seems real and knows how to turn a phrase. Tonight, though, he lost me with a report on a movie about Flight 93, a movie in which NBC has a financial interest.

What a manipulative piece of pap. The report began with people expressing shock and dismay at the graphic trailer for the film. Then it moved to survivors of the victims of Flight 93, to claim that they were being healed by the film. Dawn Fratangelo signed off—

a reality too grim for some moviegoers, but too important for loved ones left behind.

In short: another ad, disguised as reporting. Brian, baby, be real.

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