BW likes Gawker! BW doesn't like Lana Del Ray. A PR flack for NBC wrote Gawker to take the email down, but why? Once again, Brian Williams comes off as unreasonably cool.
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His Email To Nick Denton
From: "Williams, BD (NBCUniversal)"
Date: January 15, 2012 15:56:25 EST
I hope you're well. Happy New Year. A big congratulations to the new freelance weekend guy, Taylor Bernam. He's done some good posts right out of the box. I do wish the main page featured more TV coverage (Brooklyn hippster [sic] Lana Del Rey had one of the worst outings in SNL history last night — booked on the strength of her TWO SONG web EP, the least-experienced musical guest in the show's history, for starters). In my humble opinion as a loyal customer (you know I love you but the Blog View button will be the eventual cause of my death) and while I know you're in the midst of an editor change, weekends have been allowed to go awfully fallow — and it was a fallow holiday period for those of us who check your shit 10 times a day by iphone. I know you've been watching NBC Nightly News religiously each evening and I'll no doubt be getting a withering, detailed critique from you straight away.
NBC's Response To Gawker