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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Nice try, adding MSNBC to make yourself appear credible.

    Are you related to Brian Williams? "Libertarian-Right".....riiiight.
    I said this before. Let the market decide Williams fate. It's not my business if Williams works and it's not your's either. This social media obsession with some else life is one of the problems that America has. The internet lets people stick their noses where they don't belong. This is between Williams and his boss in the short term. In the long run, ratings will decide Williams future. Personally, I don't care what happens because it doesn't affect me personally. You shouldn't give a **** either unless you work for NBC news.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryOfromCA View Post
    NBC is in the hip pocket of the biggest liar to ever be president, the pig Obama. Is it any wonder that they lie too?
    Uh that hardly singles out NBC. the MSM is full of Obama Fluffers. the only issue is which of the big three is the worst



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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
    This is too big of an embarrassment to not be fired. You cannot have your main news anchor exposed as a big stinking liar in one of his most defining news stories like Williams is now.

    He is a good at reading the news, but a news anchor also has to have a moral high ground from which he reports/talks to people he interviews. How would he ever be able to call someone on a lie he told (say a politician) when he himself can be shown to also be a liar? It seriously limits his effectiveness as a news anchor/reporter.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams left out key facts in war story apology, report says | Fox News

    The story is starting to get convoluted, and apparently Williams was wrong about other things.....though it's possible some of them not necessarily on purpose. Even the pilot of the helicopter Williams was on admitted that war stories get screwed up. So his general admission that he wasn't on the aircraft that got hit by RPG, should be sufficient. All other facts that I've read about could easily get screwed up by someone in the back of an aircraft who may not have been informed about who he was actually flying with or that they had changed course due to the sand storm. They showed up at the landing site where the damaged helicopter was, and he could have believed that he was in the "following" helicopter. Did he know they were going in the opposite direction of the helicopter that was actually hit, who knows. The guy should pay for his mistake, but who wants to believe that Williams should have known the flight plan in detail and all other units flying in the area?
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I say, who cares? His work as a news anchor is fine. He screwed up a story about himself, nobody was killed in the process, he admitted it. It's just an interesting footnote in the history of the mainstream media.

    I'm getting a little tired in the days of social media, where everyone has the opportunity to butt into the lives of others, calls for action against people who are really strangers. I also think tweeting for social causes, as if tweeting bring back our girls, was going to influence Boko Haram, is a sign of a mental disorder. News flash, nobody cares and it's not important.
    His one job as a journalist on that helicopter was to give an accurate account of what happened. Instead, he chose to lie and aggrandize the story to make it about him.

    That's about the worst thing a journalist could possibly do.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Hey if you want to get your news from a guy that is a compulsive liar and or has no sense of reality that is your choice but please don't vote based on anything he tells you.
    Sorry, but nowhere in the 19th Amendment does it say that you get to tell me what will, or will not, affect which lever I pull.

    I'll make my own choices, thankyouverymuch.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    His one job as a journalist on that helicopter was to give an accurate account of what happened. Instead, he chose to lie and aggrandize the story to make it about him.

    That's about the worst thing a journalist could possibly do.
    I agree that journalists should tell the truth. Fact is, I'm more surprised when they do than when they don't. If you really care about this, don't watch hm. Personally, the middle east is phuqued, the economy is setting itself for a free fall, and Obama won't take Islamfascism on at face value and tries to justify it by recalling the crusades. I think we have bigger issues than Williams lying about a helicopter ride. This belongs on TMZ, not a headline on the major media.
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