…or so he took time out from his busy schedule elbow-dropping Keith Olbermann to announce to an incredulous Chris Matthews:
Now before you lefties panic that even the dean of the media old guard has been straight talked into bed with McCain, Brokaw is from South Dakota and, as a proud plainsman, was simply hewing to an old ranchers' code, detailed below:
The Brokaw Code
If You… You Can… Ace a chemistry exam. Hang up the phone on your grandmother on her birthday. Save a kitten. Punch a homeless woman. Cure AIDS Cluster bomb Disney World Endure five years of torture in a POW camp. Lie with impunity on your presidential campaign. Solve global warming. Eat the moon.
Tags: John McCain, MSNBC, NBC, Tom Brokaw
Responding to allegations that he has been using his anchor perch to infect his convention coverage with liberal commentary, Keith Olbermann is taking the gloves off and smacking them back and forth across Tom Brokaw's cheeks.
At a forum on Sunday, when Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called MSNBC "the official network of the Obama campaign," Brokaw said, "I think Keith has gone too far. I think Chris has gone too far."
Insiders say Olbermann is pushing to have Brokaw banned from the network.
In related news, the Provincetown Players have announced that Liev Schreiber "is not welcome" to appear in their fall production of "Talk Radio," and the Clark, IA Chamber of Commerce is pushing to have Michael Phelps banned from the community pool.
Tags: Fox, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, NBC, New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, Tom Brokaw