Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Little Guy

I don't think anything about David Gregory's background, but we do know that at this point in his life he is a well paid teevee personality. And as a teevee personality he knows his job is not precisely what those of us who read the endless tributes to the majesty of American Journalism might think it is. Part of his job is to play a role, and following in the footsteps of masters like Brian Williams, he knows he must as often as possible identify with the imagined "little guy" despite the fact that his current wealth and status makes him utterly immune from ill effects of an economic downturn.