Skip to comments.NBC Editgate: Buck Stops With Brian Williams
Posted on 04/04/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT by servo1969
A very specific set of words was cut. It was not random. And it was not a mistake.
So the question becomes: whose head should roll?
The answer is obvious: Brian Williams.
Williams has been, since 2004, the managing editor of NBC News. And this was no mistake. It was a purposeful attempt to drive the narrative against Zimmerman. It is Williams job to see that the facts are reported rather than skewed. And the buck stops with him.
This is no isolated incident for Williams. Hes an ardent leftist who began his career by interning for Jimmy Carter. When Williams moderated a Republican debate in September 2011, he asked Rick Perry how he could sleep at night while implementing the death penalty as governor of Texas. After September 11, he implied that Americas military swagger provided the impetus for the attacks. He compared the bombing of Iraq to the U.S. military bombing of Japan in its indiscriminateness.
Williams once explained, [NBC News has an] inordinate number of editors. Every word I write, before it goes on air, goes through all kinds of traps and filters, and its read by all kind of different people who point out bias. Hes at the top of that food chain. And its his news department that helped ratchet up the Trayvon Martin story to the point of violence
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Why anyone would dumb down his/her brain to watch network “News” is beyond me. Then again, several million women watched Oprah, too.
I'm certain my voice will not be heard amid the thousands of voices in the Trayvon Martin case, but I must add this:
Friday, I believe, on your broadcast, the reporter used the words "gunned down..."
Really. How does "gunned down" add to the climate of cool heads and reason?
But I guess that's the point, isn't it? You, sir, Brian Williams, have long since ceased to be a journalist; you are a shill for the left in general and the Obama Administration in particular.
Shill is defined as "A plant or stooge who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that he has a close relationship with that person."
You and your whole NBC team should be ashamed.
So let's find this "shooter" who "gunned down" this poor 17-year-old and lynch him? Is that what you are after?
Shame on you.
There is only One way to solve this problem, IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF THEIR LICENSE TO BROADCAST OVER THE “PUBLIC OWNED AIRWAVES” It is a Privilege not a RIGHT and the FCC can put them out of business TODAY for this BLATANT VIOLATION of the Public Trust, not that they ever had any to begin with.
Don’t ever think that liberals give a crap about fair and balanced.
Brian majored in Selective Reporting...
Is Brian Williams a muslim? It is a valid question.
They did make a mistake, the editing was to obvious, not subtle enough, they got caught, and will be careful not to let themselves be caught in the future.
Of course they will always be caught, liberalism is a mental disorder, they can not help themselves.
I can't stand Williams. He is the face of what is wrong with the DBM and, no doubt, was a principle with the Journolists and is probably driving a sequel to the Journolists for this election.
The more I see of what passes for journalism in this country, the more I hope that the DBM crashes and burns - the sooner, the better. Hopefully, the Trayvon Martin manipulation of the facts will be the final nail in the coffin of the DBM.
I wonder if Williams can sleep at night, knowing that he helped incite the beating of a white man in Florida by two black thugs with a hammer.
I’d love to straighten Brian Williams’ nose... with a left hook.
No. He's a New Canaan elitist DemoProg scumbag.
Zimmerman has ample grounds for a slander suit against NBC and Brian Williams. If this editing is provable, it is prima facie evidence of “wanton and wilful disregard for truth,” which moves it beyond First Amendment protections and into the realm of a tort.
ALINSKY RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
The [communist] agenda is all that they give a crap about.
Whatever it takes to forward that agenda, they’ll do.
If it means taking one side of an issue one time and the other side another time, so be it.
That’s an insult to those horses. They have far more integrity than Williams or his “news” channel.