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Thread: Should Brian Williams be fired

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    That's between him and is employers, I have no say in it, nor should I. Nor should you.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Williams discredited himself. I'm more than willing to let him live with that, but for this exception. There were soldiers who actually died fighting in just that manner. He owes their families an apology, and possibly a whole lot more. What happens with him beyond that is not my concern.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    I don't get NBC here... but he should resign. I would simply out of embarrassment.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Another "journalist" from this same news agency-Al Sharpton was openly saying no justice no peace during the Michael Brown grand jury. He's a much smaller fish than Williams and he was not fired.

    Williams isn't going anywhere, though I'd love to see it.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    So what?

    Anyone who gets their primary news from an American, mainstream source - let alone the dinosaur that is the nightly, national newscast - is a very uninformed person.

    As for him lying? Again, so what? I assume the U.S. major media lies on a nightly basis (or deliberately distorts the truth). This guy just got caught.

    The only thing he should be fired for is being so stupid as to come up with a lie that would be potentially so easy to refute. Why someone did not come forward sooner to set the record straight is interesting.

    But those of you that think he should resign because of a lack of integrity? LOLOLOL...EVERY major U.S. news source has virtually no integrity. If that was the basis for his resignation, then there would be so many resignations thatall the major network newscasts would have to shut down.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    So what if the presidential candidate from the democratic party in 2016 lied about coming under fire.......

    I mean...whats the big deal with people claiming to have taken the same risk as soldiers actually in harms way...

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I don't get NBC here... but he should resign. I would simply out of embarrassment.
    No one is going to push for it. The woman they plan on voting for in 2016 is guilty of the same thing.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    I say yes! What a freakin liar! How can anyone believe a word he says now? The man has lost all credibility.

    NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams last night had to make the humiliating admission that he was not aboard a helicopter hit by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that he made and was repeated by the network for years.

    Williams — who’d claimed he was in a chopper forced down by a rocket-propelled grenade 12 years ago — repeated the story on Friday’s newscast during a tribute for a retired sergeant major.

    “The story actually started with a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq, when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG,” Williams said on Friday’s show. “Our traveling NBC News team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armor-mechanized platoon from the US Army 3rd Infantry.”


    He was busted when vet Lance Reynolds commented on the “Nightly News” Facebook page, where the clip was posted, “Sorry, dude, I don’t remember you being on my aircraft. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened.”

    Amid a vicious ratings battle with ABC’s “World News Tonight,” which has positioned anchor David Muir as an equally strong on-the-scene reporter, Williams, who has a $10 million-a-year deal with NBC, made an embarrassing apology.

    He claimed on Facebook that he had confused events: “I spent much of the weekend thinking I’d gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake.” Stars and Stripes, which broke the story, reported that a different Chinook was hit by rockets and “the NBC anchor was nowhere near that aircraft . . . Williams arrived in the area about an hour later on another helicopter.”


    Brian Williams admits he wasn’t on helicopter hit by RPG in Iraq | Page Six
    His "misremembering" is a trivial issue, let it go.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    I have always thought he had an undeserved smugness about him...Fire him

    Mike Wallace I couldn't stand either for that same thing, but at least he had a reason...
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No one is going to push for it. The woman they plan on voting for in 2016 is guilty of the same thing.
    Ain't it sick how the people who turn their nose down at the military are the one's always caught up in this?
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