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  • Working guns prohibited at NRA convention

    04/08/2015 7:39:25 PM PDT · by exbrit · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/8/15 | Steve Benen
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  • 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...
  • 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 it’s not clear when—or even if—he’ll be able to return to the anchor chair. The original plan—Williams apologizes, takes himself off the air for a few days, schmoozes with Letterman, and slides back into his job—has 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...
  • The face of NBC News, Brian Williams, is both a pervert AND a liar

    02/06/2015 4:30:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-15 | DrJohn
    We've visited with Brian Williams a few times here already. We've had to show him what an honest newsman looks like since he totally ignored Grubergate. What have they (NBC News) found more newsworthy since the first Gruber video came to light Nov. 7? Topics include cold weather, Ferguson unrest, Tom Brokaw getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a barber, Black Friday, the Ford F-150, Penicillin allergies, more cold weather, aspirin, Giancarlo Stanton, and how cold it is outside. For Williams, shielding Obama from criticism is part of the job. He has a long history of being an Obama kiss-ass....
  • Pilot of Brian Williams’ flight: All that hit us was dust (Lyin Brian was on Iwo Jima?)

    02/06/2015 7:17:36 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 66 replies ^ | 02/05/15 | Chris Simeone
    I was the pilot in command of the flight that carried Brian Williams into Iraq in March 2003. The mission was to deliver bridges to the Objective Rams region in order to support our ground-force advancement. We were briefed that we would be operating forward of the line of troops and that the objective was unsecure. We were a flight of two, and I was the rear aircraft. Our flight to Objective Rams was uneventful, with the exception of a desert dust storm that caused deteriorating conditions not suitable for flight. We determined that we would not make it back...
  • Tom Brokaw wants Brian Williams fired

    02/06/2015 4:10:54 AM PST · by abb · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Emily Smith and Kenneth Garger
    You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood. NBC’s most revered journalist is furious that Brian Williams is still in the anchor chair after he sheepishly admitted he hadn’t traveled on a helicopter hit by enemy fire. “Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” an NBC source said. “He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.” On Wednesday, Williams, 55, acknowledged that he had repeatedly said he was aboard a chopper that had been hit by a...
  • NBC News' Brian Williams admits he wasn't on aircraft in Iraq (Barf alert)

    02/05/2015 6:56:13 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/4 | By Caitlin Dickson
    NBC News’ Brian Williams was not, as he has previously claimed, aboard a U.S. Air Force helicopter that was hit by two rockets and grounded during the 2003 Iraq invasion. In what was surely a moment of vindication for those who were actually aboard the grounded aircraft, the Nightly News anchor admitted Wednesday that the harrowing story he and NBC had been perpetuating since 2003 was false. “I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams told the military publication Stars and Stripes, Wednesday. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one...
  • Brian Williams Still Has a Lot of Questions To Answer About His Iraq Helicopter Story

    02/05/2015 1:48:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Update, 11 p.m.: Brian Williams apologized on-air tonight for claiming that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq, but the version of events he gives in his apology is vague in a way that avoids addressing the main accusation of the soldiers quoted in Stars and Stripes questioning his accounts of events. Those soldiers, in Stars and Stripes' telling, say that not only was Williams not in a helicopter that was hit by an RPG, but that he was nowhere near the helicopters that were actually fired upon. Said Williams tonight: "I made a mistake in...
  • Brian Williams faces fierce mockery after recanting Iraq war story

    02/05/2015 3:46:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 71 replies
    Washington post ^ | 2/4/2015 | By Dan Lamothe
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams faced swift, and often harsh and sarcastic, reaction Wednesday after he recanted a story that he was aboard an Army helicopter that was hit with enemy fire in Iraq and forced to land. The longtime NBC News journalist apologized in an interview with Stars & Stripes, saying he had “misremembered” what happened. He was actually in another nearby helicopter. “I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams told the newspaper. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” The story drew immediate scorn...
  • MSNBC Just Had Its Most Dreadful Ratings Period In 6 Years

    07/07/2013 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 3, 2013 | Brett Logiurato
    Despite a heavy period of news that included the Boston Marathon bombings and the Jodi Arias trial, MSNBC's second-quarter ratings plunged to their lowest level since 2007. In primetime, MSNBC drew an average of 584,000 total viewers and 196,000 viewers in the key 25-54 age demographic. Those numbers were down 16% and 12%, respectively, from the second quarter of 2012. And they accounted for quarter lows not seen since the fourth and second quarters of 2007, respectively. The network had seen signs of this coming in some dreadful monthly ratings, particularly in May. The same factors contributed to the network's...
  • Now MSNBC is “reviewing” how that tape was edited to make Newtown residents look like

    01/30/2013 11:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Jim Treacher has been all over the story of NBC’s latest… I was about to say “latest ethical lapse,” but that would imply they have any ethics to begin with. Let’s just call it the latest example of NBC lying so egregiously, even a few other liberal media outlets are calling them out on it. Twitchy deserves our thanks for catching the lie and presenting the truth. And now the cover-up begins at NBC. Erik Wemple at WaPo has the latest: MSNBC is reviewing its portrayal of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, at a...
  • NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

    04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012
    (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week. The edit made...
  • NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy

    03/30/2012 5:59:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 47 replies
    hollywoodreporter. ^ | March 30 2012 | by Paul Bond
    Critics say the "Today" show attempted to incite racial anger when it cut crucial seconds from audio of a phone call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed the teenager. In Interview With Piers Morgan, George Zimmerman's NBC News is being excoriated in some circles – with competitor Fox News Channel leading the charge – for selectively editing audio of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed Trayvon Martin. The NBC segment in question featured anchor Ron Allen and ran on the Today show on Tuesday. On Thursday, Sean Hannity and guest Brent Bozell played...
  • Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

    04/05/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Safe to say that the media has destroyed George Zimmerman. They set out to destroy George Zimmerman, and they've done it. It's unconscionable what they've done. George Zimmerman doesn't have a microphone, can't fight back. He was just singled out and destroyed. The third network has come forward today and admitted that their original interpretation of a tape involving words spoken by Zimmerman may now not be correct. The third network. The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together...
  • NBC Editgate: Buck Stops With Brian Williams

    04/04/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/3/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    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. He’s an ardent leftist who began his career by interning for Jimmy Carter. When...