At the same time that NBC was announcing that Brian Williams was being suspended for 6 months, Jon Stewart was announcing to his studio audience that he was leaving the Daily Show.
A year ago, no one would have thought that the two stories could be related. But, that was before word leaked that NBC approached Stewart about doing Meet The Press.
There is no doubt, yesterday many of you at least thought, "is Jon Stewart taking over for Brian Williams?"
On one hand it seemed so farfetched, on the other hand you thought, "holy shit, this might really happen."
When you step back and look at it, there is no way NBC is going to replace Brian Williams with Jon Stewart (right?).
But, could Matt Lauer replace Brian Williams and Jon Stewart replace Matt Lauer? Now that, seems like a possibility.
The Stewart/Williams stories may not be related in any way, shape or form.
But admit it, you're still thinking they can be.