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    Re: Brian Williams To Take Leave of Absence

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I guess I shouldn't feel sorry for Williams, but I do anyway. He's correct; right now he is the news rather than reporting it, so he and his network need this leave of absence. But however much we love to see the mighty knocked off their pedestals, I think Americans are a forgiving folk and that if the mea culpas are sufficiently groveling enough, he'll be back.
    We are not that forgiving. Once you do something such as this you wear that name tag the rest of your life. Just as Coach Belichick will forever be known as a cheater and Michael Vick as a dog abuser, Williams will forever be known as an embellisher.

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    Re: Brian Williams To Take Leave of Absence

    NBC has to fire him. If not, their credibility takes a hit and they can't afford that.

    He's damaged goods...plain and simple.

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    Re: Brian Williams To Take Leave of Absence

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What really matters is ratings, ratings. That creditability stuff means nothing to the corporate media as long as the ratings are there. if they suffer, he will be gone. IMO
    Wrong. I think credibility at least in Williams sake means a lot more than ratings. For Business NBC does care about the ratings and that is the only reason right now that he hasn't already been fired. But at this point it is damage control and they are not going to be able to contain the fire within the coming days. Once more and more people hear about it, the jokes start and he will no longer be taken seriously. I expect late night to be all over this Monday night.
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    Re: Brian Williams To Take Leave of Absence

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I guess I shouldn't feel sorry for Williams, but I do anyway. He's correct; right now he is the news rather than reporting it, so he and his network need this leave of absence. But however much we love to see the mighty knocked off their pedestals, I think Americans are a forgiving folk and that if the mea culpas are sufficiently groveling enough, he'll be back.
    You've got a kind heart, nota. I'm sure a lot of people agree with you, and I wouldn't be surprised if you end up being right. A lot of people will also feel as I do, betrayed by someone I looked up to and respected for so very long... who even when caught, couldn't shake off enough of that massive ego to make a simple but sincere apology. I certainly will never feel the same about him, and I find it difficult to muster a great deal of sympathy for someone with such profound hubris.

    If he comes through this with his job in tact, I honestly hope he takes stock of himself and makes better choices in the future.

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    Re: Brian Williams To Take Leave of Absence

    whoever compared scandal to a shark feeding frenzy(blood in the water) was a very perceptive person. You can almost feel this thing gaining momentum. and it's impossible to look away. Since the roman times the populace has been fascinated by the high and mighty being torn down and hallowed. It's real life theater. and are we not amused?

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