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The worst part of This Week With David Brinkley—followed closely by Sam Donaldson—was Brinkley’s closing “homily” at the end. It’s unfortunate, then, that Brinkley has collected some of these two-minute sermonettes in a “book,” Everyone Is Entitled to My Opinion. Most of these little stories bore even more in print than on television, and told a second time they still reveal more about Brinkley—and TV “news” culture—than about “the always fragile human condition,” as the book cover says. For 15 years, ABC News allowed its Establishment dinosaur to offer his view of anything he wanted, even when his view was obvious, or wrong, or condescending. It shouldn’t have been surprising when Brinkley rambled some insults against President Clinton on election night; he had uttered whatever came to his mind, it seemed, for more than a decade. Meet the man behind the tedium on Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Olsson’s, 1200 F St. NW. FREE. (202) 347-3686; and Thursday at noon at National Archives Theater, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 501-5000. (John Cloud)