— joseph stokesbary (@josephstokesbar) November 24, 2014
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people today, ranging from Meryl Streep to Stevie Wonder to “queen of carbon science” Mildred Dresselhaus. Reporters love to report about other reporters, though, so it was no surprise that the presentation of the award to long-time NBC anchor Tom Brokaw received the most attention from other journalists (and a good deal of snark from those not in the business).
PHOTOS: President Obama presents Tom Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congratulations, Tom! pic.twitter.com/icinQmcU6a
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 24, 2014
Pres Obama clasps Medal of Freedom around the neck of former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw. pic.twitter.com/GieFHvAwuV
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 24, 2014
"Brokaw's got this. At pivotal moments, Tom got it." Obama on my friend/ mentor Tom Brokaw's career and the Medal of Freedom. Congrats!
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 24, 2014
— Kathy Jacobs (@kkeejj) November 24, 2014
— Scottie (@BuffaloBlueBear) November 24, 2014
— ? Mixty Motions™ (@MixtyMotions) November 24, 2014
@NBCNightlyNews Lapdog gets new collar.
— Natasha Fatale, Pottsylvanian Spy & Bombshell (@N_Fatale) November 24, 2014
— Laurie D (@LolosInTheHouse) November 24, 2014
— Area Man (@lheal) November 24, 2014
— Dan Randolph (@danrandolph10) November 24, 2014
@NBCNightlyNews Tom, Thanks for lying to the American people. Regards, Barack
— PHusted (@Penwah) November 24, 2014
— Art & Politics R Us (@MikeRaunig) November 24, 2014
@markknoller …For helping to advance the progressive cause, and ignoring all liberal scandals, I award you this medal!
— VA Jeeper (@kyjeeper65) November 24, 2014
In all honesty with the media landscape changing so rapidly, Brokaw will probably be last TV journalist to get Presidential Medal Of Freedom
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) November 24, 2014
Sir: have you perhaps forgotten the work of Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration in Journalism winner Ronan Farrow?
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