Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw knows how to play to his audience. Just don’t expect to see him in Alabama anytime soon.
Speaking at the University of Mississippi’s commencement on Saturday, Brokaw uttered the quote, “I’m so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class at Ole Miss. If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences.”
See for yourself:
Tom Brokaw trashed Alabama during his Ole Miss graduation speech. pic.twitter.com/Y4PYVu3AAK
— Busted College (@BustedCollege) May 14, 2016
Enter the social media commentary on Brokaw’s comments, some of which were simply outstanding.
I'm sure Bama fans prefer Brian Williams to Tom Brokaw for obvious reasons.
— Stephen Savage (@ImALegendKiller) May 14, 2016
— Emily Walker (@emmyvdub) May 14, 2016
NIGHTLY NEWS AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY, PAWWWLLL!https://t.co/I0ItqNHfer
— Charley Dumas (@CharleyDumas) May 14, 2016
Well done, Tom! Maybe you should’ve just stuck to taking pictures.
Avery McLean with Tom Brokaw!
Send your Ole Miss graduation videos and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org! pic.twitter.com/neRi5d9Yi0
— HottyToddy.com (@HottyToddyNews) May 14, 2016