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  • Chelsea Clinton Reported to Have Acted as Prima Donna at NBC News

    05/18/2015 5:27:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Know your place, peon! You may not approach Chelsea Clinton. If you need to contact her, you can only do so indirectly through a producer. Never face to face which is for ordinary people. Those were the instructions for Chelsea's co-workers at not only NBC News but also at the management consulting firm at McKinsey where she briefly worked. Apparently Chelsea's attitude is so toxic that even dedicated liberals at the Clinton Foundation have split rather than having to deal with Chelsea according to a New York Post report:
  • In Stunning U-Turn, NBC Retracts Story That Obama Lied About bin Laden

    05/14/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It would appear someone at NBC News got a rather large tap on the shoulder. In what is a stunning reversal of their confirmation that President Obama lied and lying about the killing of bin Laden, NBC News has updated their original story - that "two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a 'walk in' asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding" - to this - "Sources say that while the asset provided information vital to the hunt...
  • Black Journalist Warns NBC Brass: Keep Lester Holt or 'It's Going to Get Ugly'

    05/11/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    All of NBC’s bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations – including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama – might sound awfully tinny if they don’t keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair. In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, “a prominent black broadcast journalist who knows Holt” told them: “If Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, it’s going to get ugly. You can only imagine.” It would seem odd for them to exile Williams and then turn to Savannah Guthrie or someone else other than Holt,...
  • Bill Clinton: “we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate”

    05/05/2015 2:33:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The Western Free Press ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jennifer Glen
    Bill Clinton was interviewed by NBC News, discussing Hillary’s run, their foundation, and the income he makes from speeches. The Clintons have certainly stuck with the narrative of being average people. He defends his half million dollar speaking fees with “I gotta pay our bills,” and “it’s the most independence I can get.” While there in nothing wrong with his right to earn a living by fetching great sums for his appearances, the Clintons really need to stop pretending they are one of the “little people.” And whenever they get caught being rich, they throw in a something about being...
  • Nonperson? Brian Williams' Image Removed From NBC News Podcast

    05/04/2015 9:37:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In a move amusingly reminiscent of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Russia, NBC News has removed the image of suspended anchor Brian Williams from its Apple iTunes podcast. In the old Soviet Union, when a party member was purged, his photographic images were also sent down the memory hole in the form of being airbrushed out of official pictures. A similar fate appears to be happening to Brian Williams according to a UPI report about Williams being airbrushed out of NBC News history. Despite the fact that Williams' obituary has already been declared, let us not feel too sorry for him. After...
  • Brian Williams Knows He’s Dead

    05/01/2015 2:06:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | April 30, 2015 | JACK SHAFER
    At this point, Brian Williams knows he’s dead: He’s simply negotiating the terms of his burial. For a brief moment earlier this week, it looked as though Williams might have found a champion in Andrew Lack, the newly returned chief of NBC News. According to a blind-sourced story in the Daily News, Lack was hoping to reseat his old friend Williams in the network’s anchor chair. But whoever launched that trial balloon—presumably a Williams loyalist—must have been ducking for cover the next day when the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post sent high-velocity rounds through the Daily News item...
  • 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...
  • Brian of Arabia: Brian Williams Also Fibbed About Arab Spring

    04/25/2015 9:10:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    NO ROOM SERVICE! That was actually the greatest danger facing Brian Williams as he reported about the Arab Spring protests at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in February 2011. Williams shortly afterwards told Jon Stewart on the Daily Show (45 second mark of video below) that he made eye contact with the man on the lead horse of a pro-government group on horseback and camels whipping the protesters. Unfortunately for the viability of Brian Williams' fib, the New York Times reported yesterday he was actually reporting in relative safety from a balcony near Tahrir Square.
  • 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...
  • NBC’s D.C. bureau strongly opposed Brian Williams’s return in February

    04/24/2015 10:33:06 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | Paul Farhi
    Journalists in NBC News’s powerful Washington bureau expressed strong opposition to the potential return of suspended anchorman Brian Williams during a contentious meeting with the head of the network’s news division in February. In a sometimes angry series of comments, the journalists told NBC News President Deborah Turness in the private meeting in Washington that Williams’s embellished statements about his reporting exploits had damaged NBC’s credibility and that he should not be permitted to return to the anchor chair, according to several people who attended the session. The meeting — details of which have not been made public before —...
  • Jack Welch: We Talked about Brian Williams Replacing Jay Leno (Likes Ted Cruz)

    04/15/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade
    Former CEO of GM Jack Welch and wife Suzy, authors of “The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career”, talked to Brian on Kilmeade and Friends about why they wrote the book.---snip--- (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Jack Welch told Brian that he is taking a very interesting and deep look into Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) because he likes what he stands for, has guts, and does what he says....
  • Brian Williams thought brain tumor may be behind tall tales, report says

    04/07/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Embattled news anchor Brian Williams couldn’t bring himself to admit he lied about coming under fire on a chopper in Iraq — so he instead wondered aloud if he had a brain tumor, a new report claims. Several NBC News insiders told Vanity Fair that the fact-challenged Williams — who was suspended without pay for six months from his “Nightly News” gig — had trouble explaining what had happened. “(He said,) ‘Did something happen to (my) head? Maybe I had a brain tumor, or something in my head,’” a source told the magazine in its upcoming piece. “He just didn’t...
  • Vanity Fair: Brian Williams Blames Tom Brokaw for His Fall

    04/07/2015 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-7-2015 | John Nolte
    According to a lengthy Vanity Fair piece covering the ongoing credibility implosion at NBC News, disgraced and suspended-NBC Nightly News editor Brian Williams is bitter towards those who he believes could have saved him, including Tom Brokaw: While he has accepted responsibility for his actions, friends say, Williams is bitter, especially at those who he believes might have saved him. “I talked to Brian about this,” says one friend, “and I’ll never forget what he said at the end. He said, ‘Chalk one up for Brokaw.’ ”
  • Twitter Is a Cesspool

    03/16/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Former NBC News reporter Lisa Myers has done a Sharyl Attkisson of sorts. "In an interview published Wednesday, a former longtime member of the mainstream media took some shots at the mainstream media, contending they do not hold 'the White House or any other part of government accountable.' Lisa Myers, a former investigative correspondent for NBC News who left the network last year to work on '[her] golf game'..." I've played golf with Lisa Myers; she's good. She did a profile of me for one of the shows that was on, NBC Dateline or whatever, and part of the...
  • Dr Nancy Snyderman resigns as NBC's chief medical editor months after she sparked public outcry

    03/12/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03/12/2015 | By Snejana Farberov
    Today Show's veteran chief medical correspondent Dr Nancy Snyderman announced her departure Thursday, months after she sparked a controversy by violating a quarantine upon her return from covering the Ebola epidemic in Africa. In a statement released this morning, Snyderman, 62, said that her decision to leave NBC was partially informed by her desire to return to her medical ‘roots.’ However, she noted that the Ebola scandal also played a role in her resignation.
  • 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 him since his fellow broadcasters are now less reluctant to give us some insight into the character of the suspended anchor.
  • NBC Reporter: Dems "Knew" About Hillary Emails Months Ago, "Made Decision Not To Deal With It"

    03/10/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 10, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On MSNBC this afternoon prior to Hillary Clinton's press availability about the controversy swirling around her private email server, NBC correspondent Kasie Hunt revealed Democrats "knew" about Clinton's use of a private email when she was Secretary of State. Video at link...
  • 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:
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Truth-Telling and the News Media [Former TV Journalist Gives a Christian Perspective]

    02/14/2015 3:47:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/13/15 | Lee Webb
    Truth-Telling and the News Media from Lee Webb Feb 13, 2015 Category: Articles NBC announced Tuesday that it suspended its lead news anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay. Network brass concluded that Williams embellished his experiences covering stories over the years; most notably that he was in a U.S. Army helicopter that was hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War in 2003.I’ve taken more than a passing interest in the story since I share a couple of things in common with Mr. Williams. First, before coming to Ligonier Ministries, I spent nineteen years in a position similar to his,...
  • '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...
  • The ubiquitous Brian Williams, truly a reporter for the ages

    02/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/13/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    It’s 4:30 a.m. and I’m laughing so hard I barely can see my computer screen. Do yourself a favor and click on the Freeper link below and scroll down to view priceless, photo shopped images of Brian Williams, NBC “news” anchor, currently suspended without pay for six months for telling lies. (1) From putting his arm around the Virgin Mother in a Bethlehem stable to riding shotgun with OJ on the LA Freeway and smiling with a dream-like gaze as he listens to Dr. Martin Luther King, these images of Williams are a perfect representation of the contrivances witnessed evening...
  • 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...
  • NBC’s Perfidy Didn’t 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 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Dear NBC News: So, What About Rev. Al Sharpton's Suspension?

    02/11/2015 10:41:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 11, 2015
    In light of Brian Williams sanction, MSNBC host's lies deserve review 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 Sharpton’s suspension without pay begin?
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • ‘Nightly News’ Takes Ratings Hit During Brian Williams Crises (all three newser nitworks hit hard)

    02/09/2015 1:41:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    TV Newser ^ | February 9, 2015 | Chris Ariens
    Preliminary Nielsen ratings show “NBC Nightly News” dropped -36% on Friday from last week’s Monday-Thursday average among A25-54 viewers. NBC’s competitors were down too, but not as much: ABC was down -16% while CBS was down -17% on Friday.
  • Brian Williams is on the Board of Directors of the CMOH Foundation!

    02/09/2015 6:15:59 AM PST · by N. Theknow · 21 replies
    Could not believe when someone told me this.
  • Brian Williams backs out of Letterman appearance

    02/08/2015 10:23:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2015 6:34 PM EST | David Bauder
    Embattled NBC News anchor Brian Williams is backing out of scheduled appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” on Thursday. That news from NBC came Sunday, a day after Williams said he was stepping away from NBC’s “Nightly News” as the network looks into the anchor’s admission that he had told a false story about being on helicopter hit by a grenade while reporting on the Iraq war. Williams had spread the story of his helicopter being under attack during a previous “Late Show” interview with Letterman. He apologized for the statements on Wednesday, and NBC News launched an internal investigation...
  • Gelzinis: Williams' snub of vets no laughing matter

    02/08/2015 6:29:32 PM PST · by SE Mom · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 8,2015 | Peter Gelzinis
    Back in the fall of 2006, long before Brian Williams confessed to "conflating " his helicopter adventures over Iraq, Nick Santangelo knew the NBC news anchor was a fraud.
  • NBC Anchor Admits to Lying about Iraq War Experience [satire]

    02/08/2015 10:37:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    NBC’S Brian Williams finally admitted that after 12 years of bragging about how he faced death while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 that he had lied. Real soldiers flying in the helicopter transporting Williams to the war zone unanimously attested that, contrary to Williams’ heroic story, the aircraft was not hit and landed safely. Williams characterized his lie as “a mistake made in good faith. It was my way of bonding with the men and women who risked their lives in the battle against Saddam Hussein. It was also an attempt to make the war seem more real...
  • 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...
  • Are Teleprompter Readers Like Brian Williams Obsolete? Or Just Redundant?

    02/08/2015 11:33:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Brian Williams is taking a sabbatical until he’s no longer the laughing stock of the internet - this is HUGE! I can tell because even Maureen Dowd can’t seem to find the humor in it. It’s as if she senses something more existential (yes, I said it) is at stake here. It may be starting to dawn on her that the broadcast (and print) journalism franchise is flailing. Like Radio Shack, who continued to hang around providing inferior product and service long after they had lost sight of their objective.Here’s MoDo’s take on the situation: Although Williams’s determination to...
  • Brian Williams Katrina Diary: No Floating Body Nor Dysentery But Lots of Bush Bashing

    02/08/2015 9:19:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 8, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Ironically, the biggest witness against the exaggerated claims of Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina fabulism turns out to be Brian Williams himself. His diary entries in the NBC News Daily Nightly online journal from the time of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans to the aftermath several days later shows no mention of his many disputed claims. A detailed analysis of Brian Williams' Daily Nightly journal entries from August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans until our puppy-rescuing hero was safely out of harm's way shows no references to a floating body in the French quarter, drinking floodwater, catching dysentery,...
  • 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' claims probed by NBC's investigative unit

    Brian Williams' claims probed by NBC's investigative unit Published February 06, 2015 FoxNews.com NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements made by anchor Brian Williams about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago. A source at the network who requested anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak on personnel matters confirmed the investigation on Friday. Williams has apologized for falsely saying on the air that he was in a helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while in Iraq in 2003. Richard Esposito, a former editor at the New York...
  • Brian Williams: Natural Result of a Pathological NBC Culture

    02/08/2015 5:26:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    What has happened at NBC News? Answer? Nothing that hasn’t been happening in slow motion for years. Back there in the mists of January -- last month -- I wrote a story in this space about a group called the Conservative War Chest launching a major effort to call attention to what the group called the“corruption of American journalism” - with a specific and detailed focus on NBC and its Comcast owners. Released weeks before these latest stories about anchor Williams hit the fan the 65-page report provided chapter and verse about the culture of NBC and its cable sibling...
  • 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...
  • Brian Williams to Take Hiatus From ‘NBC Nightly News’

    02/07/2015 4:22:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2015 | Emily Steel
    Brian Williams said on Saturday that he was stepping aside from the daily broadcast of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq. In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in as the network dealt with the issue. “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...