Anyway, if I'm someplace with you and we're talking and there's a TV screen, that fucking thing will draw your goddamn attention while I'm telling you all my Intelligent Opinions and I will see your eyeballs move up to look at whateverthefuck is up on the screen, it doesn't matter, and then we aren't having a Conversation anymore! I'm like, in a competitive three-way with whatever's up on that screen! Look at me when I am talking at you!
I lost any feelings of Gravitas-respect toward Brian Williams as News Reader when he started doing clown-raps on the Jimmy Fallon show. He also used to show up on Jay Leno and David Letterman, but that was usually as like, the Face of The News, then he got into being a punchline on Jimmy Fallon, and I dunno man, when somebody is so thirsty for attention they go out of their apparent Career Path to be laughed at, you gotta wonder. Who woulda thought Brian Williams could take attention away from his recently famous daughter who did live-train-wreck "Peter Pan" on NBC and whose character does most of the stunt-sex on the "Girls" program on Home Box? But he did it!
It's like this; Brian Williams is (was) Television News Reader, and the top of that food chain is Anchor. You read the news for 20 years or whatever and become a Respected Authority, and then you get assisted suicide on your cush job, like Dan Rather did, or you retire and die with Respect. News.