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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Yes, he's a reporter who outright deliberately lied while reporting on a story about a war. It was such an extreme lie we know he would lie about anything.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Stretching ones cred in things like this is as American as apple pie served by mom on the Fourth of July wearing a red white and blue apron. It reminds me of the of story about an incoming snowstorm and people rush to the gas stations to fill up. A woman is waiting in a long line to pay for gas and she hears another woman in front of her say to another customer

    "they say we should expect nine to ten inches."

    Without hesitating the other woman says "they always say nine to ten inches and it turns out to be half of that".

    Suspend Williams for a week.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    How did it take 12 years for people to call him out on this? The story has been repeated over the years and it only now turns out he totally embellished on the story. Whatever... And his apology was hilarious. You don't get confused whether or not your chopper was hit.

    Yeah, I don't really care if he gets fired or not. My guess is he won't be fired unless it starts affecting ratings.
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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.
    If he were a guy at a local bar spinning yarns, I would agree with you, but he is not. He should be terminated.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep, 1996.
    I haven't had enough coffee, so I didn't pick that up.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Ridiculous lie and low class to try and capitalize on a harrowing event of soldiers to puff up your own credentials. And the excuse for what happened is laughably dumb.

    But I can't really care less if he gets fired or not. I don't watch the NBC nightly news and I have no clue how good he is or isn't as an anchor. Does it bring his credability into question with his reporting? Absolutely. Does that mean he should be fired? Not my call really. I'm not really into the whole "social justice warrior" thing and being a social media activist screaming that this person or that person or group should be boycotted or fired or whatever.

    Does it make me less likely to listen to him? Yeah, though that's not saying much since I've never really watched his show in the first place. So I'm really sure how my feelings on it somehow are an indication he should be fired.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    I don't think he should get fired. It's dumb, he's rightfully humiliated, but that's more than enough. Unless he was profiting off the lie or the lie hurt someone else I don't think it crosses over to the firing threshold.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, he's a reporter who outright deliberately lied while reporting on a story about a war. It was such an extreme lie we know he would lie about anything.
    Exactly! This is not like he lied about a fish he caught, he never went fishing and he's claiming the state record! So full of **** this Brian Williams, no he shouldn't be the face of NBC news.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    How did it take 12 years for people to call him out on this? The story has been repeated over the years and it only now turns out he totally embellished on the story. Whatever... And his apology was hilarious. You don't get confused whether or not your chopper was hit.

    Yeah, I don't really care if he gets fired or not. My guess is he won't be fired unless it starts affecting ratings.
    I agree Arc, that apology was freaking funny. They played it on The View earlier (I don't normally watch it but I turned the TV on when I was folding laundry and it was on), and even Rosie O'Donnell said his apology was a joke.

    Williams isn't sorry he did it. He's sorry he got caught. Good for the military people for calling him out on that lie.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    It's NBC so he'll probably get a raise.
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