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The year is coming to a close, hence a deluge of end-of-year recaps and superlatives. But one of the most observant has to be NBC anchorman Brian Williams' hilariously acerbic observation that the biggest media story of 2010 is the New York Times' "discovery of Brooklyn". Gothamist gleefully reports that NYTPicker has unearthed Williams' rant from the Christmas Eve edition of Morning Joe.
A sampling from the bombastic monologue: "There are open air markets, like trading posts in the early Chippewa tribe, where you can make beads at home and then trade them for someone to come over and start a small fire in your apartment that you share with nine others." Click above for the full video and the fun begins at 0:21.
· Brian Williams Humorously Skewers New York Times Brooklyn Fetish [Gothamist]
· NBC's Brian Williams Declares NYT's "Discovery" of Brooklyn As Media Story Of 2010. "It's Like Marrakesh," He Says. [NYTPicker]