This newfangled television thing

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney is my least favorite commentator anywhere, ever. Generally, his senile ramblings at the end of 60 Minutes bring me to apoplexy. But this week’s paean to newspapers was just sad.
To think that a discussion of the woes of newspapers today remotely calls for a comparison to television is beyond clueless, even for Rooney.
The 4 PM dinner special in the piece:

“There’s still no decline in the faith that people put in their newspapers. Readers check their newspaper every morning to see if what they saw on television the night before was really true.”

Does it say something about Rooney’s audience when six out of seven comments on the clip are about the Obama story and not the subject at hand?
Bonus clips:
With Ali G.

Rooney in 60 seconds.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.

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