In a private email between Brian Williams, the NBC News anchor always eager to prove quite how with-it he is, and Nick Denton, Gawker honcho, Mr. Williams asked just why Lana Del Rey’s outing on Saturday Night Live hadn’t gotten coverage on the site. As reported by Gawker editor AJ Daulerio himself, Mr. Williams wrote:
“Brooklyn hippster [sic] Lana Del Rey had one of the worst outings in SNL history last night — booked on the strength of her TWO SONG web EP, the least-experienced musical guest in the show’s history, for starters.”
Brian! We can explain Lana Del Rey to you just as if you were our roommate! Failing that, you can plumb the mystery of Lana Del Rey on Rock Center tonight, or read the item on “Lana Del Rey’s Infamous SNL Performance” posted seven minutes before the leaked email on Gawker’s homepage. Or ask your daughter Alison Williams, who’s about to play a Brooklyn hippster [sic] on TV!
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