American Bye

please-stand-by-tvHow striking that the announcements about two of America’s leading sources of news – Jon Stewart and Brian Williams – were made within hours of each other on the same day. It may be an overstatement to call it the death of news as we know it, but as a fan of both, it certainly is the end of an era.

So, to the tune of Don McLean’s American Pie…

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how
Evening news used to make me smile
And I knew if they had a chance
That they could hold us in a trance
And maybe we’d be smarter for a while

But February made me shiver
With every alert Google did deliver
Bad news on my Twitter feed
I almost didn’t want to read

I can’t remember if I cried
When I heard the plan to step aside
But something touched me deep inside
The day the newscast died…

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