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  • NY Daily News: Brian Williams' Ego Ruined Local TV Show

    03/12/2015 7:21:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    If this report is accurate it gives us some insight into the massive ego of Brian Williams. It also demonstrates that the protective walls are now bursting on himsince his fellow broadcasters are now less reluctant to give us some insight into the character of the suspended anchor.
  • Did Brian Williams bury stories that hurt the Obama administration?

    03/09/2015 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The departure, temporary so far, of Brian Williams has provided a measure of relief to NBC’s beleaguered news division. With Lester Holt getting good ratings and other stories erupting (notably Hillary Clinton’s scandals at State and the Clinton Foundation), people have paid less attention to efforts to scour Williams’ records for more evidence of fabulism and exaggeration. It’s been almost a month since the last big reveal, and NBC News has been very quiet about its own probe into Williams’ public statements.That doesn’t mean that NBC has righted the ship in its news division, though. New York Magazine’s Gabriel...
  • New York Magazine: Brian Williams Avoided 'Divisive' News Stories

    03/08/2015 3:10:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that Brian Williams avoided stories that were critical of the Obama administration? So what vicious "rightwing" organization is making such a claim? Actually this was a charge coming from NBC News reporters themselves in an lengthy New York Magazine article about the troubles at NBC News. The reporters complaining about Williams avoiding such stories are Michael Isikoff and Lisa Myers. Keep in mind that "divisive" here mean stories that don't put the Obama administration in a favorable light:
  • Commander Fred Calls Rush Limbaugh

    03/06/2015 11:34:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 24 replies
    I was driving and listening to the radio when I heard it, so any misstatements are unintentional. A caller, identifying himself as "Commander Fred," told Rush a story about Brian Williams under fire in the Middle east. According to Commander Fred, he was a C-130 pilot in the Middle East, with Brian Williams on board one day, when his aircraft came under fire. The first problem is that Commander is a Navy and Coast Guard rank, not one of the Army or Air Force, which would be what would have been flying Williams anywhere. Well, Commander Fred told a scary...
  • CBS News Releases Video Referenced in O'Reilly Dispute

    02/23/2015 6:17:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2015
    NEW YORK CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.
  • ted on February 23, 2015 David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O

    02/23/2015 6:31:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | February 23,2015
    David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly
  • Bill O'Reilly responds to 'Mother Jones' charges with CBS memos, more invective

    02/21/2015 7:57:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/20/2015 | David Zurawik
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly responded again Friday to allegations made by "Mother Jones" that he lied about his coverage of the Falklands conflict in 1982. Thursday night, shortly after the allegations were published, O'Reilly came out blasting, calling David Corn, one of the authors of the piece, a "pig" in an interview with The Sun. Friday in his "Talking Points" memo, which was to be broadcast at 8 p.m. during his show, O'Reilly quoted from internal CBS memos that he says he found last night, which back his version of the coverage he provided for the network 33 years...
  • Bill O'Reilly has His Own Brian Williams Problem

    02/20/2015 3:09:59 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 76 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 2/19/2015 | David Corn and Daniel Schulman
    After NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams for erroneously claiming that he was nearly shot down in a helicopter while covering the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a tear. On his television show, the top-rated cable news anchor declared that the American press isn't "half as responsible as the men who forged the nation." He bemoaned the supposed culture of deception within the liberal media, and he proclaimed that the Williams controversy should prompt questioning of other "distortions" by left-leaning outlets. Yet for years, O'Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own...
  • Poll: 71.6% Say Brian Williams Should Resign From NBC

    02/20/2015 11:40:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 20, 2015 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven out of ten Americans say that despite his apology, suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams should resign from NBC for repeatedly lying on national television, according to a nationwide poll conducted last weekend by McLaughlin & Associates. The poll was commissioned by the Media Research Center (MRC), which is the parent company of CNSNews.com. This poll confirms that the American people no longer trust Brian Williams to report the news, said MRC president Brent Bozell. This is no longer about Brian Williams reputation. This is about NBC News having any chance of being a credible source of news.
  • Brian Williams resigns from board of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

    02/20/2015 6:10:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bill Hutchinson
    Disgraced NBC News anchor Brian Williams has resigned from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundations board of directors. In a statement announcing the resignation Thursday, foundation president Ron Rand did not elaborate on Williams reason for the decision. Williams, 55, has been on the foundations board since 2006. The organization supports the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which presents the countrys highest military award for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.NBC brass suspended Williams last week for six months without pay after he was caught lying about being on a military helicopter that was hit by...
  • Brian Williams Wall of Shame!

    02/20/2015 5:11:38 AM PST · by Mich Patriot · 32 replies
    2/20/15 | Mich Patriot
    It's Friday...let the fun begin! Post your favorite Brian Williams memes below!
  • Live from New York, Sharpton pushes Palin run

    02/16/2015 5:34:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's receiving encouragement to run for president from an unlikely source — Rev. Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host and civil rights leader tweeted that during a meeting on the red carpet at the 40th anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live on Sunday, he encouraged Palin on Twitter to make a bid for the White House — but not with the intention of winning. Reverend Al Sharpton ✔ @TheRevAl I saw Sarah Palin on the red carpet and we talked to Xtra together. I urged her to run in 2016 and help the Democrats out. 9:24...
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and if you want to be charitable embellishments. Brian Williams didnt just spew bald-faced lies from David Lettermans couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams shared with NBCs own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters dont...
  • SNL Special Mocks Brian Williams

    02/16/2015 4:18:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show? I didn't, either, when I figured out I hadn't been invited. They wanted me on that show one time, and, boy, I must tell you, I almost did it, and had I done it, it would have been one of the biggest career mistakes I've ever made. Lorne Michaels actually called. This is back in the nineties. They wanted me to come out and play Santa Claus on their Christmas show. I learned later that the whole thing was intended as a setup for Al Franken's book. He was...
  • CUT EM A BREAK? Brian Williams and Other Network Pinnochios

    02/16/2015 4:09:03 PM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 8 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | February 16, 2016 | R.G. Yoho
    Unless you have been stranded on Mars lately, youve probably already heard about the lies being told by NBC news anchor, Brian Williams, who has been suspended by the network for six months, a period which they hope will be enough time for everyone to forget about the incident and Williams can be restored to his anchor position, allowing him to then begin telling lies about the GOP challengers in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Williams told David Letterman that, while he was reporting from Iraq, his helicopter was shot at in 2003, a claim which he has repeated several...
  • Brian Williams Could Be Fired For Bringing Ridicule Upon Himself

    02/16/2015 11:08:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 16, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Becoming a national laughingstock can have consequences of up to $50 million dollars as Brian Williams might soon find out. According to a New York Post report, Willliams' NBC contract contains a "public morals" clause that allows NBC to terminate him if he should bring ridicule upon himself. Since Williams' recently signed contract gives him $10 million per year for the next five years, $50 million is on the line. This gives NBC a strong incentive to invoke that ridicule clause to avoid having to pay out that gigantic chunk of change. So far NBC News has saved $5 million...
  • American Lie (The Day Big Media Died)

    02/16/2015 7:50:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    From the implosion of MSNBC and CNN to the recent suspension of NBC's Brian Williams, the Mainstream Media is getting marginalized every day. The New Media, democratized by conservative bloggers and alternative-made-dominant counter-media like Truth Revolt and Breitbart are not only knocking the hell out of the lie, but telling more of the story, holding the Establishment of both parties accountable, and freeing the average reader from the hostage propaganda of left-wing editorializing and willful neglect. For the past week, in the wake of Brian Williams' recent admission that he lied about encountering enemy fire during the War and Iraq,...
  • NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was...

    02/16/2015 2:14:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/14 | Anneta Konstantinides
    NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was removed from title Brian Williams may be off the air, but it seems NBC's problems are far from over. Ratings for the network's Nightly News broadcast dipped by double-digits on Wednesday during its first broadcast that had suspended anchor Brian Williams' name stripped from the title. Nielsen's 'fast affiliate numbers' revealed that the nightly telecast's 9.8million viewers from Monday night had slipped to 8.6million by Thursday in what turned out to be its lowest numbers of the week. Williams received a six-month unpaid suspension this...
  • Anchorman Cant Stop Laughing Over Latest Dubious Claims from Brian Williams

    02/14/2015 8:32:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/14/15 | Rich Noyes
    There was a telling media moment on Fridays Lou Dobbs Tonight, as the Fox Business host dissolved into a fit of uncontrollable laughter as he recounted the latest questionable claims from suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. By the time Dobbs had finished reading the 30-second update, he was laughing so hard he could barely speak. The spontaneous giggles say as much as anything about how Williamss pompous persona has deflated over the past two weeks, as the once-top rated anchor has sunk to Commander McBragg levels of incredibility. Heres the video followed by the relevant transcript (but in...
  • Anchorman Cant Stop Laughing Over Latest Dubious Claims from Brian Williams (Lou Dobbs)

    02/14/2015 4:39:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    MRCTV ^ | February 14, 2015 | RichNoyes
    There was a telling media moment on Fridays Lou Dobbs Tonight, as the Fox Business host dissolved into a fit of uncontrollable laughter as he recounted the latest questionable claims from suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. By the time Dobbs had finished reading the 50-second update, he was laughing so hard he could barely speak.
  • 'Hitler' Finds Out About Brian Williams

    02/14/2015 5:51:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Over the past ten days, the once seemingly solid broadcast career of Brian Williams has been shaken by a series of stunning revelations about his many fabrications. This has resulted in a six month suspension of Williams by NBC News with the strong possibility he will never return to his anchor slot. However, the unkindest but funniest cut of them all has probably come in the form of this inevitable Hitler parody video. What was not inevitable was how absolutely brilliant it is. My prediction is that it will be on the top 10 of most lists of the best...
  • Truthiness and Job Rotation in the Political-Media Complex

    02/13/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-13-2015 | MOTUS
    Because his BuzzFeed audition tape was so well received by the critics,H/T GerardBig Guy has decided to go ahead with the job rotation program hes been contemplating ever since Brian Williams troubles began.So he put down his gun,picked up his pen and signed another executive action authorizing a high level career development job rotation plan. Here are the official rotators who are currently under/over utilized in their current job, bored with it, or otherwise planning to spend more time with the family: John Kerry, Jon Stewart, Eric Holder, David Letterman, Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert and, of course, BO himself.Here are...
  • another Brian WIlliams Appearance Uncovered!!

    02/12/2015 6:05:45 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    MeshugeMikey | February 12 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Brian Williams' Seal Team Six Tale Falling Apart

    02/12/2015 5:33:14 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Uh-oh! Could this be one serial fabulism too far for Brian Williams? The tall tale that converts his six month suspension into a permanent expulsion from NBC News? We've the tales of Brian about his helicopter being hit by an RPG, Hurricane Katrina fantasies, and even a supposed encounter with the Pope himself during his very brief stint as a college student before he dropped out to work for Jimmy Carter. According to a report at Page Six of the New York Post, a former Navy SEAL is casting aspersions upon the veracity of Williams story about flying into Baghdad...
  • Brian Williams Tried, Failed To Secure Promise To Return To The Nightly News in 6 Months

    02/12/2015 2:41:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | AVID MCCORMACK
    Full Title:Brian Williams Tried and Failed to Secure a Promise That He Would Definitely Return to the Nightly News in Six Months, Claim NBC Insiders Williams failed to receive any assurance from bosses that he will be able to walk back into his old job when his six month suspension is done Anchor has so far failed to comment but may now attempt to negotiate a settlement deal to leave NBC rather than wait til August Williams had favored a short suspension that would allow him to maintain his position as managing editor 'That was never going to happen,' said...
  • NBCs Perfidy Didnt Start with Brian Williams

    02/12/2015 2:07:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Brian Williams recently “shocked” many Americans with his disingenuous reporting. His claims of perilous combat coverage in Iraq and dramatic Hurricane Katrina coverage in New Orleans appear bogus. After suspending him for 6 months, NBC is now investigating its top anchor, attempting to “get at the truth.” Right. Same as the Warren Commission. But in fact, Brian Williams’ style of NBC reporting has its adherents. Take the Castro regime. A red carpet, honor-guard and a 21-gun salute (figuratively speaking) is what NBC always finds upon their frequent visits to “report” from Cuba. Gosh? I wonder why? Maybe these quotes provide...
  • Brian Williams ... do you have any guts ?

    02/12/2015 12:58:44 PM PST · by knarf · 26 replies
    self and various articles ^ | February 12, 2015 | knarf
    Now that, for all practicle purposes, you are history ...
  • So, When Does Rev. Al Sharpton's Suspension Begin?

    02/12/2015 11:50:46 AM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 02/11/2015 | Unknown investigative reporter
    FEBRUARY 11--With its swift and severe punishment of Brian Williams, NBCUniversal declared yesterday that it will not stand for on-air talent lying to viewers. Now that the media conglomerate has delineated that bright line, when does the Rev. Al Sharptons suspension without pay begin? In the wake of last years lengthy TSG report about Sharptons secret work as a paid FBI Mafia informant, the MSNBC host sought to blunt the storys disclosures with a series of lies told at a pair of press conferences, on his nightly Politics Nation program, and in a report on Williamss own NBC Nightly News...
  • Patriot bloggers brought down Williams; now all lying liberals will have to fear the footsteps

    02/12/2015 8:54:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here is a bit of free advice for liberals: Speak the truth in front of a camera or prepare to be outed. The truth can be smothered for just so long and that period is shrinking. The Brian Williams case is a serious and threatening matter for liberals. The fact that Williams has gone down is far from the most menacing aspect of this matter for liberal Democrats. The sobering aspect of Lyin Brians tumble is not just what has come out (and who knows how much more will immerge?); rather it is where the information that nailed him came...
  • Brian Williams: Selective Outrage and Double Standards

    02/12/2015 8:10:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Larry Elder
    If Brian Williams, the anchor and face of NBC News, goes, others should march right out the door behind him. Williams, in 2003, filed a report about his experiences in Iraq. He accurately reported that a helicopter an hour in front of his took fire from an RPG. But over the years the story morphed into Williams claiming that his helicopter took an incoming RPG and other small arms fire. Other stories Williams told and filed are under review, including apparently exaggerated or false claims filed or stated during Hurricane Katrina. Williams claimed he saw a dead body floating in...
  • The Anchor America Deserves

    02/12/2015 7:58:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Lets be honest, the truth doesnt matter anymore. Its nice and quaint, even cute, to pretend it does, but it really doesnt. Brian Williams fake war stories are not an outlier or even a blow to his credibility. Theyre the new norm. Williams, the NBC News anchor and managing editor, had no reason to lie. When Williams inflated his own experiences in Iraq in 2003 he was acting like someone in the midst of an interview trying to live up to an inflated resume. But he had the job already. He was merely trying to inflate his image and impress...
  • Trouble Mounts for Brian Williams: NBC Reportedly Looking into His Expense Accounts

    02/12/2015 1:58:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 62 replies
    Salon.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Luke Brinker
    NBC has expanded its probe into embattled news anchor Brian Williams to examine his expense accounts, New York Magazines Gabriel Sherman reports. Williams, whom NBC suspended for six months without pay on Tuesday, has come under fire since admitting last week that he misled the public by claiming to have come under enemy fire aboard an Army Chinook during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The NBC Nightly News anchor also faces scrutiny over claims hes made about his experiences during Hurricane Katrina and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War.
  • Does Brian Williams's incestuous voyeurism trump lying?

    02/11/2015 10:04:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2015 | M. Catharine Evans
    What parent would cozy up with his daughter to watch her in a graphic sex scene? Brian Williams did. As the mainstream media erupts over Williams fish tales about downed helicopters, dead bodies floating in flood-swamped streets of New Orleans and burning puppies, another one of news anchors bizarre behaviors is going unnoticed. If NBC is embarrassed by its managing editor's fibs, what about Williamss kinky voyeurism when it comes to his actress-daughter's explicit sex-capades on HBO? Katrina and helicopter lies are only the tip of the iceberg. Williams is not only a liar, he looks to be one sick...
  • OBAMA'S DINNER JOKE: I SLEEP WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS

    02/11/2015 5:40:03 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 37 replies
    WND ^ | June 20, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    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.
  • Fox's Van Susteren recommends Rachel Maddow replace Brian Williams

    02/11/2015 10:27:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren thinks MSNBC's liberal host Rachel Maddow would be a fine fit to replace Brian Williams as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News." "How about a woman?" wrote Van Susteren on her Gretawire blog Wednesday. "My suggestion: Rachel Maddow. Whether you agree with her or not, she will stir things up and provoke a debate. She is also the right price she is already on the payroll!" Van Susteren's suggestion comes in light of news that Brian Williams has been suspended for six months as anchor and managing editor of NBC's "Nightly News." Van Susteren...
  • NBC Reportedly Has Dossier of Brian Williams Lies; Investigating His Expense Accounts

    02/11/2015 10:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 11th, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    there are a lot of Brian Williams fabrications. Like, a lot. And yesterdays suspension of the anchor over revelations that he exaggerated stories from the Iraq War allegedly stemmed from a larger internal investigation at NBC, with enough findings to compile a full dossier and enough allegations to prompt an overview of his expense accounts. ... sources at NBC say that Williams history of stretching the truth was well-known, and NBC execs had tried to curb his habits for the past decade: ... NBC was also investigating his expense accounts for reasons unknown
  • War Stories

    02/11/2015 9:01:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/11/15 | LtCol Forrest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    There is a joke among Marines that the only difference between a war story and fairy tale is that the fairy tale starts with Once upon a time and the war story starts This is no sh_t!. Among veterans we understand the failures of memory or maybe just varied perspective that recounting a war story brings and we take most we hear with a grain of salt at least. Sometimes a pound of salt. Lately, we have the strange phenomenon of Brian Williams, Hillary Clinton and certain members of Congress telling stirring but entirely false war stories. What is...
  • The Brian Williams Untruth

    02/11/2015 8:59:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/11/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Williams was not suspended for lying, but for getting caught, because refusing to tell the truth is normal procedure in the mainstream liberal media Brian Williams lied. It turns out he was not on a helicopter that was hit in Iraq. He was not caught in a war scenario, and if he had been, he probably would have soiled his pants, and cried big giant pacifist tears. Hes not the first to make such false claims, and he wont be the last. I was in the United States Navy, saw a few interesting things, but when asked about my service,...
  • Brian Williams Must Step Down

    02/11/2015 7:14:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Brian Williams has ruled the roost at "NBC Nightly News" for more than 10 years. Right before he took over, he saw Dan Rather's career go up in flames at CBS over phony National Guard documents marshaled against President Bush. The anchorman's career has imploded for another reason. He seemingly can't stop telling falsehoods about himself. He was in Iraq reporting during the war and certainly had powerful copy, with visuals, to present -- but it wasn't enough. He had to embellish, from one audience to the next. By the time he arrived at the Letterman show in 2013, it...
  • Has Brian Williams Already Become Today Show Non-Person?

    02/11/2015 5:58:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | February 11, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I only started watching the Today Show this morning just before 8 A.M. but no mention of the name of BRIAN WILLIAMS at the top of the hour news nor afterwards. Sooo...did anybody on the show mention the name of BRIAN WILLIAMS before that time or is BRIAN WILLIAMS now a complete non-person? Also was it my imagination or was the Today Show crew acting over-the-top jolly in order to wipe out the memory of you-know-who even though HE is at the top of their thoughts. I bet they are having a hard time to keep from blurting out...
  • Scarborough Shocked by Snark Over 'Straight' Brian WilliamsBut Shoudn't Be

    02/11/2015 5:29:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough is shocked by the outpouring of "sheer hatred, snarkiness and snideness" directed at Brian Williams. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough drew a contrast between himself, who as an opinion person has to expect much criticism, and Williams, who he claimed reported the news in a "straight" way. But as Newsbusters and our parent MRC has carefully documented, Williams has been anything but a "straight" reporter of the news. Like so many of his MSM brethren, Williams had a distinctly liberal slant. View the video here.
  • End of fake news / End of real news

    02/10/2015 11:31:13 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 12 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    Vanity: LMAO! Picture of Jon Stewart with caption "End of fake news". Picture of Brian Williams with caption "End of real news".
  • Why NBCs suspension is Brian Williams last hope for remaining anchor

    02/11/2015 2:07:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    NBC Universal tried to save Brian Williams job last nightand thats why he was suspended for six months. The company finally had to stop the bleeding, to halt the hemorrhaging of its own credibility along with that of its franchise player. The brass slowly came to realize that Williams had to be punished, and significantly, for the sin of fabricating a story about his 2003 trip to Iraq. The betting is that with Lester Holt handling Nightly News for six months, things will cool offthe country will have moved on to some other outrageand Williams will be able to return...
  • BRIAN WILLIAMS OUT FOR 6 MONTHS

    02/10/2015 5:34:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 105 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 2-10-2015 | Deborah Turness
    From: "Deborah Turness (NBCUniversal)" Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM -0800 Subject: Brian Williams To: "@NBC Uni NBC News All" All, We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News. Our review, which is being led by Richard Esposito working closely with NBCUniversal General Counsel Kim Harris, is ongoing, but I think it is important to take...
  • Has the word "lie" become extinct?

    02/10/2015 5:26:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-10-15 | Morgan Brittany
    Can we believe anything we hear or read or even see anymore? Is anything real? Has the truth become as outdated as video cassettes and beepers? We have been on a slippery slope for decades, and the new normal seems to be that anyone can make things up or fake something and there are virtually no consequences. When Bill Clinton wagged his finger at the American people, saying, I want you to listen to me; I gonna say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, I never told anybody to lie, not a single...
  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:18:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/10/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Brian Williams, the face of the NBC News division and among its most visible personalities for the past decade, has been suspended from his post at??Nightly News for six months without pay.?? Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo, adding that "this was a very hard decision. Certainly...
  • NBC News: Brian Williams suspended for 6 months without pay

    02/10/2015 4:59:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2014
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay following his false claims about an experience he had during the Iraq war, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced Tuesday night. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," Turness wrote in a memo to staff. "We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News."
  • Brian Williams rescue plan crumbles as friends plead for mercy

    02/10/2015 9:44:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The atmosphere surrounding Brian Williams has turned so toxic that its not clear whenor even ifhell be able to return to the anchor chair. The original planWilliams apologizes, takes himself off the air for a few days, schmoozes with Letterman, and slides back into his jobhas crumbled. The apology was weak and inaccurate, too fleeting to heal the wound over telling a lie about his chopper in Iraq having been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. His statement that he had decided as managing editor to suspend himself made it look like nobody at NBC is in charge, that he is...
  • Congressional Medal of WHAT? Guess what Brian Williams does in his spare time

    02/10/2015 8:48:37 AM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    This clown is on the board of directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Brian Williams Anchor & Managing Editor NBC Nightly News ... http://www.cmohfoundation.org/#!board-of-directors/cq1q Let them know what you think. http://www.cmohfoundation.org/#!contact/c1bpm
  • The space-time continuum called The News

    02/10/2015 7:17:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    The space-time continuum called The News by Jon Rappoport February 10, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com The news isnt a just a thing, a person, a message. Its a hallucination pretending to be real, as if a dreamer has suddenly risen and broken through the surface of the ocean, and now he can see the shore and the glittering buildingsand when he reaches the beach, he can walk into the city and actually watch very important people doing very important things all around himand thats supposed to be the up-to-the-minute news. But actually, its the reverse. The news is the dream, not the...