Dear Mr. Brokaw,
My inbox blew up earlier this morning. Emails poured in from counselors and students who I work with regarding an obvious error on the morning of the presidential inauguration. One counselor wrote, “Tom Brokaw is dumb! (that was the subject line) I’m a bit miffed with his remark about Michelle Obama’s brother wearing Princeton colors on his scarf during the inauguration today!” Another email I received stated, “I also wanted to email you about Coach Robinson wearing Oregon State colors on the inaugural balcony today. The announcer (that would be you, Mr. Brokaw) I was listening to said they were Princeton colors, but we know better!”
Now don’t shoot the messenger. I love your show, The Situation Room. I’m a huge fan and always will be. And that thing you do with the electoral map, you know, the one that I think you call the ‘magic wall’ where you touch the screen and zoom in and get all the votes and percentages by county — awesome! But the fact that you would so carelessly whip out such flawed commentary makes you sound like John Madden during Monday Night Football Game.
Bad news reporting, Brokaw! Get your facts straight!