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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    When all else fails make personal attacks. SOP for liberals.
    How is that a personal attack when it's the truth? The fact remains that you are, in fact, a criminal, who derived his money from nefarious means. If you've made enough money from this venture to live on comfortably, then it clearly has reached felony level, and convicted felons do not have the right to vote. You were never caught, and never convicted, which means you were lucky. Therefore, my statement, "You are lucky you can even vote" was not a personal attack, but more of a statement made based on information given by you.

    So tell me again how what I said is a personal attack?
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not my call (obviously) as I'm not senior management at NBC.

    If I WAS senior management there, and the decision was up to me, he would be relieved of his duties as anchor, but not necessarily fired. I would probably give him a new assignment that isn't so plum as the one he has, and I would definitely adjust his salary to account for the downgrade.
    I say transfer him to The Weather Channel, he gets a forecast wrong, no biggie.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    How is that a personal attack when it's the truth? The fact remains that you are, in fact, a criminal, who derived his money from nefarious means. If you've made enough money from this venture to live on comfortably, then it clearly has reached felony level, and convicted felons do not have the right to vote. You were never caught, and never convicted, which means you were lucky. Therefore, my statement, "You are lucky you can even vote" was not a personal attack, but more of a statement made based on information given by you.

    So tell me again how what I said is a personal attack?
    The subject is should Brian be Fired but instead you want to talk about me and your fantasies about my past life. You are a soap opera watcher aren't you.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    The subject is should Brian be Fired but instead you want to talk about me and your fantasies about my past life. You are a soap opera watcher aren't you.
    Believe me, I have no fantasies whatsoever about you or your past life. And I have teenage daughters. I have more than enough drama in my life, so no, I do not watch soap operas.
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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
    I don't know if he should be fired or not but does this surprise anybody really?
    This is what happens when news is about ratings and profits and they (news orgs) decided to make that change quite some times ago and we (the people) let them and will continue to let them.

    Aren't the two highest rated news orgs MSNBC and FOX? That's all the proof you need, both those stations are completely full of **** hahahaha
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by LaylaWindu View Post
    I don't know if he should be fired or not but does this surprise anybody really?
    This is what happens when news is about ratings and profits and they (news orgs) decided to make that change quite some times ago and we (the people) let them and will continue to let them.

    Aren't the two highest rated news orgs MSNBC and FOX? That's all the proof you need, both those stations are completely full of **** hahahaha
    First off playing the FOX card is SOP for liberals and secondly your assertion that MSNBC is comparable to FOX shows how uninformed you are. FOX has great ratings while MSNBC barely survives. What a great example of a liberal reciting an untrue talking point like a trained parrot.


    "For the third quarter of 2014, Fox News not only humiliated its leftwing cable news counterparts at CNN and MSNBC during the all-important primetime hours, Fox News also beat all of cable — all hundred or so cable channels, including perennial winners ESPN and USA. THR rightly describes this as a “historic cable ratings victory.”

    Here are the third quarter primetime numbers:

    FNC: 1,797,000 viewers, up 12 percent (313,000 adults 25-54, up 12 percent)
    CNN: 555,000 viewers, up 2 percent (186,000 adults 25-54, up 4 percent)
    MSNBC: 557,000 viewers, down 2 percent (150 adults 25-54, down 21 percent)
    HLN: 352,000 viewers, down 4 percent (120 adults 25-54, down 12 percent)

    In total primteime viewers, Fox nearly doubled the leftwing CNN and MSNBC combined. In demo viewers, Fox earned almost as many as CNN and MSNBC combined. Fox is also up 12% over this same quarter last year. MSNBC sunk a whopping 21%.


    Fox News Slaughters CNN, MSNBC; Hits Historic Ratings Milestone - Breitbart
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    First off playing the FOX card is SOP for liberals and secondly your assertion that MSNBC is comparable to FOX shows how uninformed you are. FOX has great ratings while MSNBC barely survives. What a great example of a liberal reciting an untrue talking point like a trained parrot.


    "For the third quarter of 2014, Fox News not only humiliated its leftwing cable news counterparts at CNN and MSNBC during the all-important primetime hours, Fox News also beat all of cable — all hundred or so cable channels, including perennial winners ESPN and USA. THR rightly describes this as a “historic cable ratings victory.”

    Here are the third quarter primetime numbers:

    FNC: 1,797,000 viewers, up 12 percent (313,000 adults 25-54, up 12 percent)
    CNN: 555,000 viewers, up 2 percent (186,000 adults 25-54, up 4 percent)
    MSNBC: 557,000 viewers, down 2 percent (150 adults 25-54, down 21 percent)
    HLN: 352,000 viewers, down 4 percent (120 adults 25-54, down 12 percent)

    In total primteime viewers, Fox nearly doubled the leftwing CNN and MSNBC combined. In demo viewers, Fox earned almost as many as CNN and MSNBC combined. Fox is also up 12% over this same quarter last year. MSNBC sunk a whopping 21%.


    Fox News Slaughters CNN, MSNBC; Hits Historic Ratings Milestone - Breitbart
    Regardless of ratings both are crap "news" networks not to be trusted, if you think either are trust worthy the only thing that shows is how uninformed you are. I've actually never met anybody, out side of the internet. that thought either were trust worthy.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by LaylaWindu View Post
    Regardless of ratings both are crap "news" networks not to be trusted, if you think either are trust worthy the only thing that shows is how uninformed you are. I've actually never met anybody, out side of the internet. that thought either were trust worthy.
    You were wrong about the ratings and you are wrong now. Stop being a left wing talking point parrot.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    You were wrong about the ratings and you are wrong now. Stop being a left wing talking point parrot.
    To bad I'm an independent who leans right. Keep trying though you may convince somebody, doubtful but try anyway, the board needs entertainment. .
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    I'm usually against people in the media being fired for things they say. However, in this case, I do think he needs to be fired, because what he said directly impacts his job performance. His job is to deliver the news, and to do that effectively, people have to be able to trust what he tells them. That's difficult to do now that it's been proven that he lied about something big like this.
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