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.
Here's a direct quote from Brian Williams.
Brian Williams says he first heard of chopper timeline last week - POLITICO.com"It could not have been a more foreign environment," he explained. "All we knew is we had been fired upon. All we knew was we had set down and then with the arrival of the sandstorm, how do we defend our little desert bivouac area. ... Because I knew we had all come under fire, I guess I had assumed that all of the airframes took some damage because we all went down."
Sure it seems like a small mistake but he's been telling different stories on and off ever since, with none being exactly the same as the other. It would remain small if this happened last week (the helicopter event). But this story has changed a lot over 12 years!
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Good. His ethics and credibility have been shredded for life, and he did it all by himself to himself.
The Katrina lies made this inevitable.
"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell
Fox News is reporting this as if someone died. He just got suspended and the guy is a millionaire anyway. What is the big deal? Fox News make me sick the disgusting little ferrets. Whats that little freaks name. Shep. He is acting like someone died. So is Bill OReilly. All of Fox News are. Awww, poor Brian Williams. Awww. So serious. One of our millionaire brothers just lost $5 million just because the petty scum plebs believe in honesty. Aww so sad. Poor Brian. Lets all hope that the stupid public forgets about it. Its been over a week. Havent the stupid slaves moved on to the next bit of nonsense? Aww poor Brian. And lets not pick on poor Brian just because he is a liberal. Lets not be vindictive. Dont be bitter you stupid little slaves.
These people are sub-human scum. It is such a huge massive deal that one of their millionaire brothers is losing five million and all because the stupid scum public value character.
Do these people give a damn about people that are out of work or underemployed? God no. They want to spit on them. But one of their millionaire brothers loses $5 million and they act like someone died and as if they cant comprehend the public reaction. These people are no longer human. They have gone insane. Watch Bill ORielly and tell me that he does not belong in an asylum.
HEY BILL! PEOPLE ARE NOT ANGRY BECAUSE BRIAN IS A LIBERAL! THEY ARE ANGRY BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR! THAT IS WHY THEY ARE MAD AS HELL! WTF DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH HIM BEING A LIBERAL? HE LIED YOU STUPID FREAK! That is why people are angry about it.
edit- The guy should be fired. This is how stupid the media is. They think that they can bring Williams back after 6 months and all will be forgotten. To start with they thought that a nonsense apology would do. Then they thought that an appearance on Letterman would shut everyone up. And now this. Why not just fire this retarded freak? Because he is a millionaire brother and part of the club? Aww. So sad. He shouldnt have been such a retard. He needs to be fired. Who feels sorry for millionaire liar Brian Williams apart from his disgusting sub human millionaire ilk?
Last edited by spangledbanner; 02-10-15 at 11:45 PM.
I find it petty and juvenile how the left relentlessly attacks an insults Fox News because they don't march in lock-step with their political agenda like the other 7 to 10 network news and cable news outlets do. Their desperation to discredit and ultimately silence Fox is a testament to the threat that Fox poses to them and shows just how dedicated they are to preventing the American people from getting both sides of the story.
I guess he didn't learn anything from the Dan Rather incident. lesson learned now.