Baseball superstar Mark McGwire's admission to steroid use shocked and flummoxed sportswriters on Monday. But few people have expressed more
disgust and disappointment than Brian Williams, the usually sedate and
detached host of NBC Nightly News. Williams, who calls McGwire's 1998
spree "magical stuff," doesn't try to hide his strong feelings about
the baseball player's perfidy. It's unusual to see Williams
editorialize so much -- and downright perplexing why he would pick this
moment to get upset rather than, say, the global financial
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