Stanley Compares Williams & Gibson

By Brian 

Brian Williams “is the first network anchor to visit Iraq since Bob Woodruff of ABC was gravely injured by a roadside bomb in January 2006, but he couldn’t have picked a worse time to be there,” Alessandra Stanley writes in today’s NYT.

Toward the end, she says it “doesn’t seem to matter” whether Charles Gibson is in the field — “viewers apparently trust his seniority, rumpled air of competence and low-key style; they are content to have him read the news, not live it.”

But Stanley is wrong when she says Gibson “covered the State of the Union address from his desk in New York” — he was in DC!