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    Re: Williams Out. Holt In.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Maybe you can clear it up then. The video I saw was on Letterman, he said "we were shot at by RPGS and small arms fire". And correct me if I'm wrong, but did the pilot not get a purple heart on the flight? Then again, I think I've heard there was four different pilots flying that hilo...
    All I know was the account has been so messed up based on his retellings that it is hard to tell. The original flub was that he was shot down in the helicopter. Yet the chopper he was in was about an hour away and didn't get hit. My friends in the army all tell me, you would remember if you got shot down in a helicopter!!

    NBC has imposed this on him, so it's well deserved and appropriate.
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    More they dig, perhaps more they find. I am sure he has clauses within his contract where NBC can turf him for cause.
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    Re: Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation

    Perhaps Brian Williams and Hillary Klinton can get together in some dive pub and talk about old times and all the wonderful embellishments they have come up with over the years. After all, they have both claimed to have dodged sniper fire.

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    Re: Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation

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    Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation - NBC News

    NBC News is suspending managing editor and Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months, without pay, in the wake of an investigation in to comments about his experiences in the early days of the Iraq war.

    Turness said the review of the Williams situation "is ongoing."
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    Re: Williams Out. Holt In.

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    My friends in the army all tell me, you would remember if you got shot down in a helicopter!!
    You had to be told that by guys in the Army? Hell, I could have told you that! Just messing with you...
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    Re: Williams Out. Holt In.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You had to be told that by guys in the Army? Hell, I could have told you that! Just messing with you...
    Actually I wanted to get their perspective just in case there was a slim chance Williams actually has some mental brain damage and/or PTSD from the incident. They said, even if he did he might confuse the events and times that it happened, but he wouldn't confuse the fact that he was actually in the chopper. So there is no brain damage! At best sand from the blast could have hit him.
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    Re: Williams Out. Holt In.

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Actually I wanted to get their perspective just in case there was a slim chance Williams actually has some mental brain damage and/or PTSD from the incident. They said, even if he did he might confuse the events and times that it happened, but he wouldn't confuse the fact that he was actually in the chopper. So there is no brain damage! At best sand from the blast could have hit him.
    I could understand not realizing you are being shot at but nobody would mistake your chopper crash landing...
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    Re: Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation

    Good. Now they can get some fresh talent on MSNBC when they do the sort shakeup, people get mad they didn't get the bump up, and leave the network.

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    Re: Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation

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    Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation - NBC News

    NBC News is suspending managing editor and Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months, without pay, in the wake of an investigation in to comments about his experiences in the early days of the Iraq war.

    Turness said the review of the Williams situation "is ongoing."
    I have two comments/opinions about this.

    1. I think he's done. I don't think he'll be coming back, because that will become just as big a news story in 6 months as it is now, so it will only pick the scab off the wound. Letting him back in the anchor chair would be a big hit to the networks credibility.

    2. Because he wasn't fired, that leads me to believe that upper management at NBC News might very well have been involved in some of the "embellishments" by Williams, or at least had knowledge of them early on and chose to cover them up instead of coming clean to the public.

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    Re: Williams Out. Holt In.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Maybe you can clear it up then. The video I saw was on Letterman, he said "we were shot at by RPGS and small arms fire". And correct me if I'm wrong, but did the pilot not get a purple heart on the flight? Then again, I think I've heard there was four different pilots flying that hilo...
    Yeah, I saw two different guys in different interviews, both claiming to be piloting the aircraft that Williams was on. One of them said that they had taken some small arms fire, but that the unit in front of them was hit by RPG. It seems to me that suspending him and calling him a liar, and especially a scumbag, is a bit much.
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