By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
It's just too much. Pick up any newspaper, watch any evening newscast, and it's enough to force you to look away: Myanmar, China, (the Democrats), the price of oil, the ants in Texas, the oil pipeline fire in Nigeria, the Polygamists. I could go on. Turn to the sports pages and you'll read about the investigation into whether the juggernaut New England Patriots have been spying on their opponents for years. It has a staggering cumulative effect -- all of it -- which is why I (unaccustomed as I am to quoting myself) started Monday's broadcast with, "It's enough to make you wonder about our world."
Now it has spread to Oreos. Please read this sweeping, Churchillian rant in the U.K. Daily Mirror. The Brits are feeling attacked. This is a gem. It takes a lot to work Churchill and Neville Chamberlain references into our current national dialogue (note to radio talk-show hosts -- you'd be well-advised to bone up on history -- even the Wikipedia version -- before coming on television to discuss it,) but if it was ever gonna happen, this was the week for it.
A great season of SNL comes to an end tomorrow night, hosted by Steve Carell of "The Office." It promises to be a momentous evening, especially given the much-rumored cameo by John McCain. I just might drop by rehearsals... for old time's sake... on my way out of the building tonight. Needless to say: cancel any plans you might have had for Saturday night.
I hope you have a good weekend. We have a great broadcast planned for you tonight.