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  • NBC’s Williams Pushes White House Narrative on Obama Vacation: ‘It’s A Working Vacation’

    08/12/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the recent surge of violence in northern Iraq as well as the potential coup within the government, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams did his best to push the White House line that President Obama’s summer vacation was full of work.
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Edward Snowden, Moscow's Accidental Tourist

    06/01/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has found the court of public opinion to be far more receptive than a court of law. He conducts the occasional interview with seemingly sympathetic journalists. NBC News aired one such interview with anchorman Brian Williams on Wednesday night. "Do you see yourself as a patriot?" Williams asked. "I do," answered Snowden, now 30. He was just trying to protect the country and the Constitution "from the encroachment of adversaries -- and those adversaries don't have to be foreign countries." Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, was having none of it. "In...
  • Brian Williams Raps "Gin and Juice"

    04/22/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    YOU TUBE ^ | 22 APRIL 2014 | JIMMY FALLON
    I know many FReepers aren't fans of rap music, and Brian Williams or Jimmy Fallon as well. But Fallon does a montage of Williams' clips to the beat of Snoop Dogg's 1993 "Gin and Juice" song. Needless to say, it is off da hook!
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Multi-Millionaire Brian Williams Lectures Viewers on Income Inequality

    01/21/2014 11:04:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams – who reportedly earned $13 million a year in 2012 – quoted Karl Marx while hyping a new report on global income disparity: "...the staggering news out today about the growing gap between the haves and the have nots." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams melodramatically recited the findings: "Some new figures came out today....And they are so shocking, it takes a while for them to sink in. A study commissioned by Oxfam says the world's richest 85 individuals have the same wealth as 3.5 billion...
  • NBC's Todd: Christie's Media 'Free Ride' is Over, 'Welcome to the Vetting Process' for 2016

    01/10/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On Thursday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd reveled in the wall-to-wall media coverage of the bridge closing controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "Welcome to the NFL....he has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he's had a free ride, if you will. Well now, welcome to the vetting process." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd's comments were prompted by co-host Matt Lauer...
  • NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014

    01/08/2014 7:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently we’re on George W. Bush’s fourth term. And here I’ve been making a fool of myself criticizing some Illinois senator for messing up the country. If only NBC News had told me this piece of breaking news sooner. Introducing a report on Monday’s NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: “U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after...
  • Digging for News vs. Digging out Obama

    11/13/2013 6:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    As the Obamacare fiasco deepens and broadens, and one watches the panic enveloping Team Obama, which strategy looks more desperate: Defending the indefensible or savaging critics as somehow responsible for this mess? The spin control is actually amusing when you consider that it isn't Team Obama trying to influence the media. It's the media doing damage control for Team Obama. Both the offensive and defensive approaches are being tried at NBC and MSNBC. Even as journalists softly acknowledged that Obama's you-can-keep-your-insurance pledge was a cruel lie, the president's super friend and NBC anchor Brian Williams was all about the damage...
  • Brian Williams On Set So Much We Want 'BriWi-Cam' to See Reaction to Daughter's Sex Scenes

    01/11/2013 4:53:43 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    If your daughter was an actress doing a sex scene in a movie or television show, would you want to watch? On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Girls star Lena Dunham said that not only is NBC's Brian Williams often on the set for the filming of this sex-packed HBO program, the cast jokes about having a "BriWi-cam" on him to gauge his reactions to his daughter Allison's sex scenes (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Rush Limbaugh to Brian Williams: NBC, MSNBC have their own 'mess' to clean up

    11/02/2012 3:57:57 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On his Thursday night broadcast of NBC’s “Rock Center,” Brian Williams took a few jabs at conservative talker Rush Limbaugh for referring to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a “Greek column” supporting President Barack Obama. “So after all this [Hurricane Sandy] loss you might be curious as to why Rush Limbaugh went after Gov. Christie today,” Williams said. “It was because he was getting along so well with the president, working together, saying nice things about Barack Obama. Just when we think the storm wiped away everything, we learned politics survived.” Limbaugh explained that he previously has had a...
  • Brian Williams: Obama Crowds Down To 5,000 From 50,000 In '08

    10/25/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back in 2009, Brian Williams literally bowed to Barack Obama. Today, he's telling like it is from the Obama campaign trail: the size of the crowds is way down from last time around, and the candidate is not the same man he was in '08. This is a stunning admission from a man seen as deeply in the Obama tank. Williams made his admission to Chuck Todd on today's Daily Rundown. Takeaway line: "palpably obvious to you: this is not '08. These are not the crowds, this is not the candidate." View the shocking video here.
  • Reuters Notes Anniversary of 'Failed' OWS Born With Extreme MSM Hype

    09/15/2012 6:06:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 15, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Reuters has noted the one year anniversary coming this Monday of the Coffee Party, oops, I mean Occupy Wall Street. I can be forgiven for the error since both proved to be as big a flop as Joe Scarborough's No Labels. All of these failed movements had one other thing in common: they were given a boost at birth with extreme media hype. However, first the anniversary/obituary from Reuters: (Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street marks its first anniversary on Monday, and, in a bid to rejuvenate a movement that has failed to sustain momentum after sparking a national conversation about...
  • The Blatant Bias With the Wives

    09/12/2012 1:23:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The conventions have come and gone, but as always, the TV network "news" coverage of Tampa and Charlotte demonstrated once again that these people have no intention of trying to be equally positive or equally aggressive with the two major parties. Their obvious, but unstated, agenda is to drag Obama over the finish line to re-election. Always on pins and needles for his man Obama, NBC anchor Brian Williams told top Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett at the convention season's end that they will need the "tall order" of "nothing but positive coverage" over the next 60 days. People like Williams...
  • Brian Williams On Ryan: "Wait Until People Get A Bite Of His Voting Record" (video)

    08/15/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    "We've been covering substantive issues this whole time," NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams said on Comedy Central's "Daily Show" when pressed by host Jon Stewart when the media will start covering issues. "Wait until people get a bite out of his voting record," Williams warned. "Wait until more people understand the vote on TARP. Wait til we get down the road."
  • NBC Wags Dog For Bill Clinton, Who Let Osama Escape

    05/03/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 3, 2012
    Media: NBC's presentation of "Rock Center with Brian Williams" last Wednesday night demonstrated that MSNBC's Chris Matthews isn't the only one who feels tingles up his leg when he talks with or about President Obama. President Obama's victory lap and shameless, media-assisted political exploitation of the Navy SEALs' triumph continued with the program opening with the photograph taken in the White House Situation Room, now apparently open to public tours. Administration bigwigs were shown watching the fruits of President George W. Bush's labors as Navy SEALs, acting on a trail of evidence gathered using enhanced interrogation techniques President Obama opposed,...
  • NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts ["N" Word; "Greek Homos," 'Chinamen" "Watermelons"]

    03/16/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 16, 2012
    NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts By JEFFREY LORD on 3.16.12 Phil Griffin, Brian Williams, Al Sharpton, and Comcast: Nightly News anchor and "Reverend Al." The cast. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, NBC's cable sibling. Brian Williams, anchor of The NBC Nightly News. Brian Roberts, the Chairman and CEO of Comcast, owners of NBC Universal. The Reverend Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's Politics Nation. And Quicken Loans, one of the original seven national sponsors of The Rush Limbaugh Show that pretentiously dropped Rush's show. That would be the same MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton -- hired by MSNBC president...
  • Brian Williams Points Finger At Bush In 2006 Interview (video)

    01/29/2012 2:11:43 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 29, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Last week it was all the outrage that Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointed her finger at President Obama. Some pundits, including Bill Maher, said this incident was unprecedented. It turns out, that is not true. In an August 2006 interview of then President George W. Bush the anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" Brian Williams pointed his finger in the former Commander in Chief's face several times. Williams seemed doubtful of Bush's reading habits, which at the time included a book about a French philosopher and another book about the battle of New Orleans.
  • Brian Williams Gushes Over Shirtless Obama Vacation Photos

    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams took some time out from reporting the news of the day in order to fawn over President Obama's shirtless athletics on a beach in Hawaii, proclaiming: "...the photos that leaked from the President's vacation that may reverberate with middle aged men everywhere." As still shots of Obama in his bathing suit appeared on screen, Williams announced: "The photos that come out today may make it tougher for men of a certain age who go to the beach for summer vacation this year because a lot of guys are now going to be...
  • Brian Williams Lottery (Guess the Date When he is forced to utter "Fast & Furious")

    12/14/2011 7:20:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | December 14, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    So far the sum total of the times that Operation Fast & Furious has been mentioned on NBC is exactly ONE time and that was when it briefly mentioned in passing on Dateline NBC. Even though this scandal has been much discussed on the Web and covered in detail on CBS by Sharyl Attkinson, Brian Williams has yet to even mention this scandal once. However, there might come a point where even Brian Williams' virgin lips will be forced to be "deflowered" by uttering the taboo words "Fast & Furious." Therefore let us have a Brian Williams Fast & Furious...
  • Protests Go Violent, but Media Stay Syrupy

    11/02/2011 5:03:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    NBC anchor Brian Williams, in the argot of the moment, certainly belongs to "The One Percent." He lives in the glass-encased Bloomberg Tower in mid-town Manhattan, 34 stories above the tony restaurant Le Cirque at 58th Street and Lexington Avenue. For years, he has lived up in the luxury apartment heavens with Beyonce and General Electric chieftains past and present (both Jack Welch and Jeffrey Immelt). He's earned it Yet night after night on the news, Williams and the other 1 percent multi-millionaire anchors dutifully chronicle every new publicity line from the people who "occupy" parks, often public, to claim...
  • Man dies following Evanston attack, robbery

    09/10/2011 8:50:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 10, 2011
    A Chicago man died this morning, a week after being attacked and robbed in Evanston while on his way to work, authorities said. John Costulas, 61, was declared dead at 3:38 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, after having been found struck in the head and robbed near a gas station in the 500 block of Howard Street in the north suburb about 5:20 a.m. on Sept. 2, authorities said. Costulas was on his way to work at the time, police said in a news release today.
  • Leftist Media Outdid Themselves in GOP Debate

    09/09/2011 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    A dispassionate look at the NBC Republican debate moderators' questions reveals that they were not themselves dispassionate, which they have a professional duty to be. NBC's Brian Williams and Politico's John Harris put on a clinic in liberal bias and journalistic unprofessionalism as they fired loaded, sanctimonious questions at the debate participants. Debate moderators have no business injecting themselves into the debate or editorializing on the fly as these two did, to their disgrace. They have a duty not to take sides, which these two did, either with particular Republicans against the others or in favor of their political dreamboat,...
  • Do You Struggle to Sleep at Night? NBC's Williams Asks Perry & Rick Jacks It Out The Park

    09/07/2011 8:48:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 85 replies
    'Do You Struggle to Sleep at Night?' NBC's Brian Williams Asks Perry About Executions...And Rick Jacks It Out The Park LINK TO MUST SEE VIDEOBrian Williams: Governor Perry a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates more than any other governor in modern times. Have you struggled to sleep at night? Governor Rick Perry: No sir. I’ve never struggled with that at all… If you kill one of our children or police officers or another citizen in a crime you will face the ultimate justice in Texas
  • Brian Williams Says NBC News Estimates Beck Rally Crowd at 300,000 – Video

    08/29/2010 3:04:42 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a brief video clip from today of NBC News Anchor Brian Williams saying that NBC News had estimated the Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” Rally Crowd at 300,000 people. That is significant because many on the Left are denying that the crowd was anywhere near that large – some even denying that NBC News had quoted such a number.
  • Brian Williams: Stock Market Dive Gave Me a "Kind of 9/11 Sickness in the Pit of my Stomach" - Video

    05/08/2010 6:47:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 869+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of NBC News anchor Brian Williams on with David Letterman where he talked about the huge dive the stock market took the other day. Williams said that watching the stock market drop 1,000 points in 15 minutes gave him a "kind of 9/11 sickness in the pit of my stomach." He also said, "The dirty little secret is, the world has no money and the Emperor has no clothes." I wonder if Williams has anyone in mind as being the "Emperor?"
  • NBC anchor bows to the U.S. President....RIDICULOUS!

    04/05/2010 11:07:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies · 3,558+ views
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  • NBC Nightly News Brian Williams and Savannah Guthrie incites, foments violence against Sarah Palin.

    03/25/2010 2:23:43 PM PDT · by JApost · 117 replies · 4,028+ views
    NBC Nightly News ^ | 3-24-10 | Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie.
    NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams and Savannah Guthrie incites, foments violence against Sarah Palin with their egregious insinuations that Palin should be castigated for encouraging conservatives via her twitter and facebook messages to "reload". The video clearly shows they are trying to smear Palin as an agitator of violent protest. Palin herself has condemned any violence when appearing on Fox News last week. If any harm comes to her, they will be responsible and will be held to account.
  • Eureka! Thomas More Law Center to Represent Brian Williams Pro Bono

    02/18/2010 4:16:33 PM PST · by rae4palin · 7 replies · 376+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/18/10 | rae4palin
    I am thrilled to report that the Thomas More Law Center will be representing Brian Williams pro bono in the sharia-like charges being brought against him for helping an apostate escape a death fatwa. The Islamic supremacists pursuing Rifqa Bary and the Christians who helped her are trying to enforce sharia law. They will be met with a vigorous freedom of religion defense. I am proud of the role Robert Spencer and I had in connecting the parties.
  • Brian Williams: Why Jon Stewart Is Good For News

    01/11/2010 10:41:08 PM PST · by BonRad · 17 replies · 626+ views
    NPR ^ | January 10, 2010 | Brian Williams
    For decades, young reporters would ask themselves, "What would Walter think?" Nowadays, it's not the memory of Walter Cronkite or even Edward R. Murrow that motivates some reporters — it's more often the fear that the stories they put out today might get picked apart by Jon Stewart tomorrow....
  • NBC's Brian Williams has Audio Glitch as G20 Protester Shouts "The People are Not Stupid!" - Video

    09/25/2009 12:51:23 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 841+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 25, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of NBC's Brian Williams caught in an audio glitch last night as he tried to report on the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh. What is interesting is that in the background you could hear a protester with a bullhorn shouting "the people are not stupid," even as Williams' mouth was moving on screen! NOTE: NBC and MSNBC seem to think "the people are stupid." But slowly the American people are waking up to reality. . . . (VIDEO)
  • The media's shabbiest moments

    12/20/2005 9:59:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/21/05 | Brent Bozell
    The year 2005 is ending as it began, with another successful election in Iraq and a liberal media still flapping around trying to find other controversies to submerge it. It does not matter to them that a Gallup poll found that 74 percent of Americans express confidence in their military, but only 28 percent express confidence in their newspapers or TV news outlets. The "mainstream" media excels in excoriating the performance of nearly everyone else, but acts as if nothing they do should be held up as ineffective, inaccurate or just plain absurd. That's why the Media Research Center and...
  • NBC, CNN and MSNBC All Assign Communist LaRouche's Obama-Hitler Poster to Conservatives, Limbaugh

    08/12/2009 6:07:03 AM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 125 replies · 7,572+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 08/12/2009 | Seton Motley
    The media have repeatedly stated how "angry," "hostile" and "ugly" town hall meetings across America are becoming. They are of course largely ascribing the nastiness to conservatives voicing their opposition to (among other things) President Barack Obama and Congress' proposed government takeover of the health care system. The press has been particularly offended by the "extreme" use of references to Adolf Hitler specifically and Nazis generally. One image they have repeatedly used as an example of this alleged right-wing extremism is a poster of President Obama - on whose face a Hitler mustache has been Photo Shopped - bearing the...
  • Way Too Early Williams Jokes: 'A Bit of Meth' To Get Going

    07/30/2009 4:57:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 931+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Overcompensation: (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite. Today brings a prime example of the phenomenon: Brian Williams overcompensating for his image as a pampered straight arrow by joking about having a vast staff of servants, looking forward to the prospect of watching some nude male swimming, and, yes, doing meth to get going in the morning. View video here.
  • NBC News False Reports on Missing Obama Birth Certificate

    07/26/2009 7:25:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 43 replies · 418+ views
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | July 24th, 2009 | D. Golden Lee, Examiner.com
    NBC News reports on missing Obama birth certificate. On the NBC Evening News broadcast, anchor Brian Williams devoted 3 minutes this evening to the "conspiracy" theory of Obama’s Birth Certificate. He showed the sensational internet video clip of Rep. Mike Castle’s (R-Del.) town hall meeting where the assembled crowd angrily demanded Obama produce his actual Birth Certificate. NBC showed a close up of the words ‘Certificate of Live Birth’ from the document posted on Obama’s campaign website, but Williams erroneously called it Obama’s Birth Certificate, when in fact, they are very different documents. Williams’ report mentioned that the many lawsuits,...
  • Obama's dinner joke: I sleep with Brian Williams

    06/22/2009 3:43:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 1,707+ views
    WND ^ | 6/20/09 | Drew Zahn
    At the 65th Annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner last night, President Barack Obama openly acknowledged that mainstream journalists are to be credited with making him a celebrity and even joked that an NBC news anchor is in bed with him. "Why bother hanging out with celebrities when I can spend time with the people who made me one?" Obama asked the crowd of black tie journalists and media personalities gathered at the Washington Convention Center. "I know where my bread is buttered." The president's joke-filled speech included friendly jabs at political allies and foes alike, including Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Meghan McCain Accuses Brian Williams of 'Bowing' to President Obama

    06/04/2009 4:31:47 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies · 1,188+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | David Knowles
    Meghan McCain is not happy with NBC's Brian Williams. Why? According to McCain, the television anchor is so enamored with President Barack Obama that he committed the unforgivable sin of "bowing" before the man during his exclusive White House fluff piece that aired this week. Here's video of the offensive gesture in question. (Video at link) And here's McCain, firing off her disapproval via Twitter: McCainBloggette: Brian Williams just bowed to Obama? WTF, I mean seriously press corps we all know how you feel about him but now your [sic.] bowing to the President? McCainBloggette: interpret it as a bow...
  • NBC’s Brian Williams bowed to Obama (video)

    06/03/2009 2:22:05 PM PDT · by Heather Hogue · 7 replies · 856+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 3, 2009 | Heather Hogue
    Perhaps Mr. Williams was just a little nervous. That said, I've never had the notion to curtsy to anyone before...
  • Brian Williams (NBC wuss) bows to Obama, points finger at and insults Bush

    06/03/2009 11:38:41 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 28 replies · 2,303+ views
    youtube ^ | 6-3-09 | youtube
    Compare Brian Williams' attitude when interviewing Obama with when he interviewed President Bush. He bows to Obama, but takes a rude, antagonistic, insulting attitude with Bush. He even points his finger at President Bush's chest for an extended period of time. Don't miss the first comment at the Bush interview link also. Watch Brian Williams bow to Obama here . Watch Brian Williams insult and point at President Bush here. Longer version of Bush interview here.
  • VIDEO: NBC's Brian Williams Bows to Obama

    06/03/2009 8:36:14 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1,261+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | June 3, 2009
    NBC's Brian WIlliams Bows to Obama. Wtach the video here: http://netrightnation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=965943:brian-williams-bows-to-obama&catid=1:nrn-blog&Itemid=7
  • VIDEO: NBC's Brian Williams Bows To Obama

    06/03/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT · by politicalhub · 1 replies · 1,025+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/03/2009 | Real Clear Politics
    NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams bows to President Obama as the two say goodnight to each other at the end of the day. Williams followed Obama around for a special on the NBC network.
  • 'State-Run' Media of North Korea and USA Eerily Similar in Fawning Leader Coverage

    06/03/2009 6:40:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 543+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 3, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Rush Limbaugh has recently begun referring to the mainstream media as the "state-run" media. Think he is exaggerating? Well, compare what we know to be the state-run coverage of the Korean Central News Agency of North Korea reporting on their Dear Leader with the coverage of Barack Obama by our own media and you decide. First let us take a look at Brian Willams gushing over Obama munching on M&Ms as relayed by NewsBusters Senior Editor Tim Graham on Monday: There's stuff we've never seen of how the White House operates. We were pretty stunned at how much we were...
  • ‘Today’ Has Time For Barack & Brian’s Limo Ride, Not For Military Killer’s Muslim, Yemen Ties

    06/02/2009 5:50:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 982+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Check out the expression on Brian Williams’ face, and if you have time, view the video. You can almost hear him thinking “yeah, that’s what I’m talking about! Me and The Man in the presidential limo!” There was plenty of time on Today this morning for Barack and Brian’s Excellent Adventure, as they went out for a burger and discussed the constraints of presidential life–he can’t take the girls for an ice cream on a whim, etc. But when it came to reporting on the murder of one US soldier and the wounding of another, time was suddenly short at...
  • Obama Orders Burger For NBC's Brian Williams

    05/29/2009 12:11:06 PM PDT · by politicalhub · 31 replies · 1,387+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/29/2009 | http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/05/29/obama_orders_burger_for_nbcs_brian_williams.html
    During a visit to a local Five Guys hamburger joint, President Obama ordered lunch for himself, some of his staff and NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.
  • NBC News' Brian Williams Embraces Inner "Music Freak" as Rock Video Blogger

    05/18/2009 1:53:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies · 923+ views
    Rolling Stone magazine ^ | Posted May 14, 2009 11:45 AM | KEVIN O'DONNELL
    NBC News' Brian Williams Embraces Inner "Music Freak" as Rock Video Blogger "BriTunes" host on his massive iTunes library, discovering Deer Tick and prepping to go on air by listening to Jay-Z You know Brian Williams as the trusted, avuncular news anchor of NBC's Nightly News, but did you know that he's a hardcore indie-rock nerd, too? This week, Williams launched his new Web-only show BriTunes, where he'll sit down semi-regularly to interview some of his favorite groups. In the debut show, he chatted up Rhode Island garage-rockers Deer Tick. The biggest surprise? The dude is as pro interviewing rock...
  • Bobby Jindal Takes A Beating (CBS cites Juan Williams & Nina Easton as Gov's "brethren")

    02/26/2009 4:55:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 62 replies · 1,778+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 26, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    The big story Tuesday night, of course, was Barack Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress. But almost as interesting to political junkies was what came immediately afterward: The response from Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana Governor being pushed as the new face of the Republican Party and a leading contender for the party’s presidential nomination in 2012. What was meant to be a coming out celebration on the national stage, however, turned to something far different for Jindal: The governor, who has been well received in other public forums, was almost universally panned. And an address that was expected...
  • Brian Williams Thinks Bailed-Out Biggies Make Too Much—So When Will He Take Pay Cut?

    02/04/2009 10:43:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 1,132+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Add Brian Williams to the list of proud multi-millionaire populists at NBC/MSNBC. The Nightly News host just declared on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show today that “a lot of us know that . . . something is basically not right” about how much money some people at companies receiving government bail-outs are making. You mean, like someone making at least $10 million a year working for a company whose subsidiary recently received a $139 billion loan guarantee from the federal government? Somebody like . . . Brian Williams? That’s right. As reported here, the US government has agreed to guarantee as...
  • Williams Blames Daschle Debacle On ‘Washington,’ Lauds Obama’s ‘Lofty Goals’

    02/03/2009 5:54:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1,848+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was this an actual interview, or a slightly-doctored version of that SNL skit in which a solicitous panelist asked candidate Obama if he was comfortable and might need another pillow? Here’s what Brian Williams, whose interview of Pres. Obama aired on this evening’s Nightly News, managed to pull off in less than 80 seconds, the president’s answers included: * Instead of asking the president how his picks were at odds with his proclaimed values, or how much personal blame he accepts for the failed process, Williams empathized: “you lost two nominees, two appointments today. Did that make you angry, I...
  • Obama has giant brain. Brian Williams no so much.

    01/30/2009 6:36:34 AM PST · by slomark · 66 replies · 2,371+ views
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams is very pleased that Barack Obama is our new chief executive. But not so pleased, mind you, that it influences his work. Just as we were beginning to worry about Williams’ impartiality, he reassured us that “none” of his personal enthusiasm about Obama’s presidency “is about a party” since “none of us have a party in my line of work. We all try to call balls and strikes down the center.” Then Williams impartially noted that “we have a dazzling family in the White House” and stated that Obama “has an enormous brain.” If brain...
  • Williams Bewails Decline of 'Classically-Trained' Journos, Rise of Guys With 'Opinion And a Modem'

    12/24/2008 6:03:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,668+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was no Memorex around when the brontosauri were bidding bye-bye, but I think we have a pretty good idea of what they sounded like as they were going extinct. Just listen to Brian Williams this morning. Appearing on Morning Joe, the NBC Nightly News anchor lamented the decline of "classically-trained" journalists in favor of guys with "an opinion and a modem." A question from Pat Buchanan about the ebbing fortunes of the old media set Williams off on a soliloquy he assured us was not self-interested. View video here.