Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Jack Shafer just can't resist needling Ted Koppel, who predicted wrong about the original 1979 hostage crisis, then predicted the latest one wrong also. As much as Jack may be acute about Ted being a "pompous egomaniac," I miss him. He might have been self-important, but he usually dealt with fairly serious and pertinent issues. "Nightline" since he left has been barely watchable, dabbling way too often in pop culure and cutesiness, and the three stooges trying to top one another in inanity.