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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    This thread is not about Presidents, or politicians. This is about Brian Williams and what could happen to him. Thanks to those for answering the question, I was hoping for a little bit more debate over the names of the people who might replace him. Williams is perhaps the most famous journalist in TV at the moment. He is of course held to a higher standard than others. For those that don't care. Just pick and choose your favorite news site and/or blogger. If they lied about something like this, wouldn't you care because you held those up to a higher standard than everyone else?

    He's been lying about one of his helicopters being blown up under fire since at least 2003 while covering the war. Problem is he was in a chopper an hour behind and he didn't even get hit. I have friends in the army who remember with great detail each and every time they were under fire. There is a disease called PTSD that makes people relive these moments long years after the fact. He lied and then he lied in his silly apology. You might confuse facts about the mission and the timeline of events that happened especially if you have bad PTSD. But you won't mistake if you had been there or not!
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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

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    I've never seen Brian Williams and only know what I read online. However, since the corporations have turned news from a "public service" into a "for profit" center, journalistic integrity has taken a nose dive. We have Fox "entertainment" news which led the pack into the sensationalistic, tabloid style of reporting. MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and unfortunately, CNN, are following suit.

    The icon of trusted journalists and reporters such as Walter Cronkite are long over. Now we have news celebrities with little or no journalistic training or experience. So, in a manner of speaking, it doesn't matter who replaces Williams. The corporates will end up choosing someone who fits the profitability paradigm which definitely includes looking good.

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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    If Brian Williams gets fired perhaps he won't spend so much time in the tanning bed. Can't say I will miss his tanning goggle eyes.

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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    If Brian Williams gets fired he will have more time to pen his memoirs. Im sure there are readers wondering what it was like to be on the first wave during the attack at Normandy. Or what it was like to be seated behind the standing General Washington as he took his courageous soldiers across the Potomac River in the still of night. Or how it felt to have the first wave of arrows and spears coming at you while being surrounded at Little Big Horn as a war correspondent alongside entrenched with the 7th Cav.

    Come to think of it...I think if Brian Williams does get canned...we have the pilot for a whole new TV show.

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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What if Brian Williams gets fired? The world will still turn, life will go on and Hannity will still troll for dicks in the mens room.
    And it won't make journalists any more honest, they'll just be more careful in disguising their lies.
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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I've always liked the guy... but unlike politicians, whose job it is to exaggerate their own accomplishment while pimping for votes, Brian Williams is a journalist. All a journalist has are his ethics and his credibility. He has lost both, and now previous "exploits" he has bragged about are under extremely strict scrutiny.

    I now believe that the same thing that made Williams shoot to the top... his ability to spin a spellbinding tale of his experience in current war zones/disaster areas... will be his downfall, since those tales can no longer be believed. If he worked for me, I'd fire him on the spot.

    As for who should replace him, I could not possibly care less.
    Wow, ethics and credibility are more important in journalists than our countries leadership!? That's striking, maybe that's why we're so deficient.
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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    Is there confirmation that he lied. And if he lied and no one died, he should be fired, but a president lies, people die as a result, and he just gets a second term. Gawd, no wonder we're in the shape we are.
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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    NBC News President Deborah Turness has issued a statement to the staff saying that they are considering what "the next steps could be."

    Who Are Brian Williams’ Possible Replacements at ‘Nightly News’? | Variety

    NBC News President Deborah Turness Addresses Brian Williams Controversy: Read Memo

    Regardless of your personal feelings about the network. Who would be a good choice to replace Williams? I like Lauer for the job, but if they want to be bold, they should actually consider Couric herself.
    Lester Holt is filling in for him the next few days while he's on his self-imposed exile. I like Lester, so we'll see how he does.

    Some people who pop into my mind:

    Chuck Todd
    Willie Geist
    Jake Tapper
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    Re: What If Brian Williams Gets Fired?

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