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  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Walter Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    04/11/2016 11:19:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history. Blacks were the last people to be enslaved. Plus, our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of...
  • North American Law Center to Cruz: ‘Two Weeks to Admit You’re a Fraud – or We Will’

    04/08/2016 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 488 replies
    ETFNEWS.COM ^ | 07 APRIL 2016 | ETFNEWS.COM
    “In 2 weeks the North American Law Center will release proof that Ted Cruz is a fraud. They have issued his campaign a warning that if Cruz doesn’t tell the truth and step down they will release their proof – the truth that so many refused to believe or listen to.” – Karen Bracken The North American Law Center issued this stark notice to the Cruz campaign on their latest podcast on April 3 (19:00 mark) – “We’re talking about American citizens (who) think a guy who’s Canadian-born is eligible to be a U.S. president – without any documentation whatsoever....
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/05/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • Walter Williams: Campus Lunacy

    03/28/2016 3:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • Funeral services for gunned down peace activist

    02/12/2016 8:24:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | February 12, 2016 | Marcella Raymond
    CHICAGO -- A young community activist is gunned down at a friend’s house the week before he was supposed to rally for peace. This past weekend, 21-year-old Matthew Williams died a violent death, the kind he held peace marches and rallies about. The kind of black on black murder we hear about far too often in this city.
  • Armstrong Williams: Dr. Carson Feels "Robbed,Violated...Cruz Unwilling To Fire Anyone"

    02/05/2016 7:37:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is showing no signs of slowing his criticism of Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over hard-edged tactics employed during the recent Iowa Caucuses. Carson confidant Armstrong Williams is leading some of the attacks, while suggesting Carson will raise the issue at the upcoming Feb. 6 New Hampshire GOP debate.
  • Isn't It Strange? (Walter Williams)

    02/01/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 3, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    There is a letter titled "Isn't It Strange?" making the rounds in email boxes. It asks questions to which our fellow Americans should know the answers, save for those caught up in modernity. It starts off asking, "Isn't it strange that after a bombing, everyone blames the bomber, his upbringing, his environment, his culture but ... after a shooting, the problem is the gun?" In other words, after a shooting, it is the gun, an inanimate object, that is the culprit, but after a bombing, it is not the bomb that receives the blame but the evil individual. In both...
  • Inside the Carson campaign meltdown

    01/22/2016 3:58:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    politico.com ^ | Kyle Cheney
    On Thanksgiving night, Ben Carson sat in a chartered plane on a Baltimore airport tarmac surrounded by his wife and campaign advisers. The destination: Jordan. A secret mission to the Middle East, his team hoped, would help reestablish the retired neurosurgeon's credibility amid searing questions about his shaky grasp of foreign policy. The trip would be kept under wraps until Carson appeared on the Sunday news shows from the location -- partly a security measure, partly a political play. But as Carson and his team awaited takeoff, they were blindsided when The New York Times posted a story outlining the...
  • Women rob Knicks player of $750K in jewelry after night of partying

    12/20/2015 6:57:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2015 | Larry Celona and Joe Tacopino
    Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said. “I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
  • During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference

    11/14/2015 6:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 11.13.2015 | Caleb Howe
    Williams .. asks specifically, how this attack would impact the messaging. ... Because that is the important thing when hostages are still being held and gunfire is still being exchanged. How will the global warming conference's PR campaign go on? MSNBC.
  • Walter Williams Scheduled as Guest on C-Span2's "In-Depth" Tomorrow

    10/31/2015 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 8 replies
    C-Span2 | 31 October, 2015 | Intolerant in NJ
    Walter Williams, conservative economist, professor, author, commentator, and occasional fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, is the scheduled guest on C-Span2's "In-Depth" tomorrow, Sunday November 1. The show runs from noon until 3PM EST. It features discussion of Williams' writings and philosophy and responses to viewers' emails and call-ins. Williams' most recent book is American Contempt for Liberty. His other books include Race & Economics and Up from the Projects.
  • Support of Farrakhan organization may force Ben Carson to separate from longtime adviser

    10/23/2015 6:12:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2015
    Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America is calling on presidential candidate Ben Carson to sever ties with his longtime confidante, business manager and top outside campaign adviser, Armstrong Williams. On October 5 Williams penned a barely-noticed article for The Hill titled "The Nation of Islam Could Be Chicago's savior.” On October 19, Townhall reprinted the same piece but this time with a different title: "To Curb Chiraq Violence, Bring in the NOI." Williams calls on his readers to distinguish between “moderate” NOI-ers and the more virulent “extremists,’ spouting “inflammatory rhetoric” like Farrakhan. According to Williams, the organization’s partnership...
  • Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend found dead from apparent suicide after break-up

    09/29/2015 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies
    fox8.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | fox
    Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide, TMZ reports. TMZ reports that White’s body was found by friends on Monday night, along with a note addressed to Carrey. The two reportedly had broken up on Sept. 24.
  • JUAN WILLIAMS: REPUBLICANS ARE ‘VERY FEARFUL OF HILLARY CLINTON’ (satire)

    09/13/2015 12:29:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | Sept 13,2015 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” liberal commentator Juan Williams said the Republicans are “very fearful of Hillary Clinton” because the recent polls show that she “beats all the Republicans at this point.”
  • THE #BLACKLIVESMATTER REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton

    08/19/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch announced that the State Department asserts in its most recent filing with the court the State Department did not issue personal computing devices to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possibly destroyed the Blackberries of her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills: [The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department]...
  • Comedian D.L. Hughley Says Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner Looks Like Mrs. Doubtfire on ‘The View’

    08/09/2015 5:02:29 PM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    YoungCons ^ | August 9, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    ‘Comedian’ is a term that should be used very loosely when referring to D.L. Hughley. If you can remember one of his jokes right now or picture anything he’s done recently you’re probably ahead of the curve. Why Hughley is making waves at the moment is because he went on the highly liberal talking show The View and said that Bruce Jenner looks like Mrs. Doubtfire since his female transition. Naturally, the ladies didn’t take too kindly to Hughley’s remark. Oh, I forgot to mention that D.L. is highly liberal himself. After the ESPYs, the politically incorrect funnyman received backlash...
  • Juan Williams: Blacks' Support For Voter ID 'Amazing'

    06/17/2015 9:00:45 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 38 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    He's also so often egregiously wrong, perhaps never more so than in his Monday column at the Hill. Williams is astonished that a recent poll, consistent with others, shows that over two-thirds of blacks support a photo identification requirement for voting. In the process, he cited perhaps the dumbest statistic I've ever seen on the topic, misrepresented a 2013 Supreme Court decision, and failed to understand that blacks may end up being most adversely affected if voter fraud ever become widespread.
  • I Called It In February: NYT Reports Brian Williams Transfers to MSNBC

    06/17/2015 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ed Driscoll
    NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the discussions. Mr. Williams is expected to move to a new role primarily at the cable news network MSNBC, probably in a breaking-news capacity in the beginning, according to one of the people. Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Mr. Williams as anchor, will take on the position permanently, one...
  • Walter Williams: Some Odds and Ends

    05/11/2015 9:01:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 13, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women — or of anyone else — assault, rape and murder are about as horrible as it gets. But I would be willing to bet a lot of money that most of the assaults, rapes and murders of women are done by people who identify as liberals or Democrats, particularly in the cases of murderers. Most crime, except perhaps white-collar crime,...
  • Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight

    04/29/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    This time, Brian Williams may not be exaggerating. Talks between the exiled anchor and NBCUniversal have recently become tense — with the 55-year-old newsman saying he will not have his “NBC Nightly News” job taken away without a battle, The Post has learned. “Brian is saying he’s not going down without a fight and [is] threatening to make it really ugly — worse than Ann Curry,” a source close to NBC told The Post. [Snip] Without a doubt, there is an increasing urgency within NBCUniversal management ranks to bring the prickly situation to an end. [Snip] As talks between Williams...
  • NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times (MASSIVE internal investigation)

    04/25/2015 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/25/15 | Paul Farhi
    A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe. NBC undertook the examination of Williams’ statement after he apologized in early February for saying on “NBC Nightly News” that a military helicopter in which he was traveling at the start of the Iraq War had been damaged by rocket fire. His account was challenged by soldiers who were on the flight, leading to a furor that prompted NBC to suspend Williams for six...
  • Assembly OKs Bill to Name Waldo Tunnel After Robin Williams

    04/24/2015 11:16:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to rename the Waldo Tunnel after late comedian Robin Williams. The Waldo Tunnel is a tunnel on U.S. 101 between the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito in Marin County. William Waldo was a California politician who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1853. The tunnel’s archways are painted in rainbow colors, which is why people sometimes call it the "rainbow tunnel." Williams was a long time resident of Marin. The idea to rename the tunnel started with an online petition that received more than 60,000 signatures. Julie Wainwright, who started the petition,...
  • Brian Williams 'started lying because he felt insecure following Tom Brokaw...'

    04/07/2015 12:55:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-7-15 | Lydia WArren
    Williams was suspended from NBC in February after it emerged he'd lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003 A new report in Vanity Fair claims Williams lied because he felt insecure taking over from beloved anchor Tom Brokaw at the Nightly News While some execs saw his lying as 'quirks' of his personality, the tales left Brokaw 'incensed' and he ultimately didn't support Williams in February After he was accused of lying, Williams wondered if he had a brain tumor But other NBC employees said Williams had always been out of his depth...
  • Pharrell Williams: “Happiness Is Your Birthright”

    03/22/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/22/15 | David Webb
    Pharrell Williams spoke to the UN General Assembly on International Day of Happiness according to the Daily Mail. At least, that is what the headline of the article is supposed to make you think.
  • Walter Williams: College Campus Update

    03/02/2015 8:47:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndictate ^ | March 4, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    President Barack Obama wants Americans to dig deeper into our pockets to expand college education. Let's update college indoctrination done in the name of education. Cornell University assistant professor Russell Rickford, in a lecture titled "Ferguson: The Next Steps," told a packed auditorium: "Let's be very clear about what's going on. It's one every 28 hours. Dead black bodies in the street is a sacrifice America makes to the gods of white supremacy." He added: "The propertied classes leverage state violence to discipline, repress and contain them. America fears and despises all poor people." Blake Armstrong, a South Texas College...
  • 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...
  • 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 didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s 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 NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • 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 Can’t 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 Friday’s 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 Williams’s pompous persona has deflated over the past two weeks, as the once-top rated anchor has sunk to Commander McBragg levels of incredibility. Here’s the video followed by the relevant transcript (but in...
  • Questions Emerge Over Statement Brian Williams Made In Southland.

    02/13/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | 2/13/2015
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/12/questions-emerge-over-statement-brian-williams-made-in-socal/
  • 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 anchor’s bizarre behaviors is going unnoticed. If NBC is embarrassed by its managing editor's fibs, what about Williams’s 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...
  • 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 Magazine’s 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 he’s made about his experiences during Hurricane Katrina and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War.
  • 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.”
  • 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 yesterday’s 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
  • Why NBC’s 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 night—and that’s 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 off—the country will have moved on to some other outrage—and 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...
  • 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."
  • Drudge Headline: Savannah Guthrie has emerged as top replacement option at NBC 'NIGHTLY' NEWS

    02/10/2015 9:28:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    **Exclusive** Savannah Guthrie has emerged as top replacement option at NBC 'NIGHTLY' NEWS, DRUDGE has learned... MORE...
  • It’s Not Just Brian Williams

    02/09/2015 8:37:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/15 | Alan Caruba
    Why should we be surprised that the national media continues to report on “global warming” when our government has been engaged in the deliberate distortion of the actual data? “When reporters forfeit their credibility by making up stories, sources, or quotes, we are right to mock them. When their violations are significant or repeated, they should be fired,” says Charles Lipson, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. “Demanding honest reporting has nothing to do with the reporter’s politics, personality, or personal life. It is about professional standards and our reasonable expectations.” Writing at Real Clear Politics,...
  • BRIAN WILLIAMS: I Own “Part of the Fuselage” of Chopper That Crashed in Osama Bin Laden Raid

    02/08/2015 6:34:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 90 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-8-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Here we go again… NBC anchor Brian Williams said he has close contacts in the Pentagon and they got him a piece of the fuselage of the chopper shot down in the Bin Laden raid in Abbottabad. Williams says he has one piece and Barack Obama has the other. Via Sooper Mexican: “I have something that fits that perfectly. I have friends among the Special Operations folks in the Pentagon. And I have a piece of the fuselage of the chopper that didn’t make it in Abbottabad. It’s one of the toughest things to get. And the president has a...
  • Gelzinis: Brian Williams' snub of vets no laughing matter

    02/08/2015 4:17:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Bostonherald.com ^ | 2-8-2015 | Peter Gelzinis
    Back in the fall of 2006, long before Brian Williams confessed to “conflating” his helicopter adventures over Iraq, Neal Santangelo knew the NBC news anchor was a fraud. Santangelo, a Boston firefighter, former president of Local 718 and a proud veteran of the Navy submarine service, served on a committee that brought the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to Boston that year for its national convention. About six months before the society’s gala banquet at the Convention Center, Williams agreed to serve as master of ceremonies. But when he arrived on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, Williams told committee members Tom...
  • Lying isn’t what it used to be

    02/07/2015 6:30:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    PowerLineBlog.com ^ | 2/7/15 | Paul Mirengoff
    Lying used to be an offense that caused people to stop trusting and believing you. Now, it’s a “mistake” that’s to be weighed against the liar’s virtues before deciding if he is to be trusted. I noticed this in my law practice. When I first started out, you hit the litigation jackpot if you could show that the opposing party had lied about any semi-material fact. If you showed this in the pre-trial stages, opposing counsel usually would settle the case for peanuts. If you showed it during trial, the judge or the jury would slam the lying party. As...
  • Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News Amid Scandal

    Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for several days. The anchor sent a note to the show's staff, announcing that Lester Holt is replacing him this week. The news comes as the anchor is embroiled in a scandal surrounding his story about being a passenger in a helicopter that took fire in the Iraq War. Williams' message can be seen, below. "In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. "As Managing Editor...
  • Another Williams Chopper Tale! NBC Anchor Claims Hezbollah Rockets Buzzed His Helicopter During Isra

    02/07/2015 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cheerio · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    FULL TITLE: Another Williams Chopper Tale! NBC Anchor Claims Hezbollah Rockets Buzzed His Helicopter During Israel War Completely separate from the 2003 Iraq helicopter incident Brian Williams confessed to lying about this week, thanks to a Twitter user who alerted Ace Of Spades, we now have a 2007 video of Williams claiming he was involved in a hairy wartime incident involving a different helicopter during a different war. According to the NBC Nightly News anchor, during “the war with Hezballah in Israel, a few years back … there were Katuyshka rockets passing just beneath the helicopter I was riding in.”
  • Why NBC must fire Brian Williams

    02/06/2015 5:55:38 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 68 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Diaz |
    NBC should fire Brian Williams. It’s not just because the face of its news division has become the trending punch line on social media after his harrowing account of a near-death experience in Iraq was exposed as false. It’s not just because his explanation for the discrepancies in fact were simply absurd, or because his apology was more parsed than abject. It’s because he fabricated a story. This is one line in journalism that must never be crossed, should never be rationalized and can never be mitigated by any sum of years of honorable service in the profession. * Williams...
  • Hillary Clinton Ally: She’s No Brian Williams (Variety Exclusive)

    02/06/2015 4:53:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    variety ^ | 2-2015 | Rainey
    There’s an emerging consensus among some political gabbers that Brian Williams’ long-running misrepresentations about his time in Iraq does serious damage to a major national figure. The twist: The figure being skewered is not the embattled NBC anchorman but Hillary Rodham Clinton. Why would misstatements by Williams — that a helicopter he rode in a dozen years ago in Iraq came under enemy fire — damage the once and likely future presidential candidate? Because the former secretary of state and frontrunner-in-waiting for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination had her own Williams-esque flight of war-zone “misspeak.” Clinton’s error came in the...