Why the scandal has Steve Simon thinking of steak and ADD.
No one likes a liar, and that’s why Brian Williams is likely not smiling these days. Although, I have to believe someone else is……Bill Cosby.
He must have felt like he had a “Pudding Pop” when the Williams scandal broke. Doesn’t it feel like the “spotlight” shifted from the “sex scandal” to the “Lie” scandal rather quickly?
It happens all the time –someone or something is “the story “ of the moment and it’s replaced.
Last summer, the New York tabloids were all over John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal’s son getting busted for drugs, the spotlight shifted the next day when that Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down.
It seemed a lot of people were talking about Tiger Woods and his new girlfriend about two years ago—the spotlight shifted the next day at the Boston Marathon.
And on September 10, 2001 —we all cared about a California congressman and his missing intern. We didn’t hear much about that the day after.
This “shifty spotlight” thing made me realize consuming news is like sitting at a Brazilian Steak House. The beef keeps coming, but you can’t remember what you just ate!
It always seems the “ flavor of the moment” never lasts that long, or at least acts as a placeholder until something “really” important happens.
Accept it, that “shifting spotlight” isn’t going away anytime soon, especially in this 24/7 feed-the-beast news cycle that caters to anyone with ADD.
That’s a fact even Brian Williams can believe.