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Thread: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Seems cool to me. It's good when people remember that "the news" is run by real human beings.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Hell no, he wasn't wrong at all. I think it's a great story. I'm sick of the nasty **** on the news all the time. It's a refreshing break from Ferguson, Putin's mug, bombs in the middle east, and bad weather. I don't care that she's his daughter.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not a fan of Nightly News, but this is more "inside baseball" ethics than it is a realistic demand for them to follow.
    So wait, are you upset that he spent a half minute talking about his daughter?

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post


     
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    Our news organizations are sensationalist rating panderers anyway, so there's nothing wrong with a little bit more per say.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    So wait, are you upset that he spent a half minute talking about his daughter?
    I'm not upset in the slightest over this. I was stating that in other circles, yes, Williams' actions would be ethically compromising. In the circle of NBC, CBS, FOX, and MSNBC this is not really a concern. They operate under different journalistic and professional expectations. My local newspaper doesn't have other programming obligations like a television station does, nor does it have an audience with equal demands. Television viewers grow fond of personalities they see on the screen and put a "family" view of the station's employees and want to be informed of the goings ons of the employees and the station's programming.

    I was also stating on the side I'm not a fan of Nightly News, for reasons unrelated to this.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not upset in the slightest over this. I was stating that in other circles, yes, Williams' actions would be ethically compromising. In the circle of NBC, CBS, FOX, and MSNBC this is not really a concern. They operate under different journalistic and professional expectations. My local newspaper doesn't have other programming obligations like a television station does, nor does it have an audience with equal demands. Television viewers grow fond of personalities they see on the screen and put a "family" view of the station's employees and want to be informed of the goings ons of the employees and the station's programming.

    I was also stating on the side I'm not a fan of Nightly News, for reasons unrelated to this.
    I see. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Nope, not at all. I'm sure he didn't come up with the story and he never identified his daughter as the actress.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Nope and it beats the hell out of the 24 hour cycle of misery I see with TV news media.

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    I guess I'm the only one confused that Peter Pan is a girl?
    21st century, man, where ya been?!
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I guess I'm the only one confused that Peter Pan is a girl?
    The role of Peter Pan is traditionally played by a woman, going back to Mary Martin in the original Broadway production.
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