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Thread: Should Brian Williams be fired

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Not only is he the news anchor on the "Nightly News", he is also the managing editor. Wonder what other stories he has "edited"? He just renewed his contract with NBC in Dec. 2014 for 5 years with a salary of 10 million a year.
    Brian Williams To Stay On As 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor 'For Years To Come'
    That's the problem with puffing one's self up on a National News program --- if he did so privately no one would care but the lie on national TV now calls into his entire career's worth of work - that may not be fair but that is how it is. Shame too.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    LOOKS AND SOUND LIKE HE'S A WANNEBEE.


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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You never puffed up a story to make yourself look better? Man, I had that car up to 120! or I broke up with her or My GPA was 3.7, or No, I quit that job.

    Everybody lies to make themselves look better. It's human nature.
    Very few people have lied this big.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    When you behave that dishonorably, the only decent thing to do is fall on your own sword.

    He should apologize and resign. It should not require a firing, but if he's that low of a person where it is necessary, then yes, they should fire him.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Not only is he the news anchor on the "Nightly News", he is also the managing editor. Wonder what other stories he has "edited"? He just renewed his contract with NBC in Dec. 2014 for 5 years with a salary of 10 million a year.
    Brian Williams To Stay On As 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor 'For Years To Come'
    He's one of those dirty 1 percenters.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He's one of those dirty 1 percenters.
    So are:

    Barrack Obama

    Nancy Pelosi

    Sean Penn

    and most of Obama's Hollywood mafia
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Apparently, the story is a little less exaggerated as it first appeared. The pilot of Williams helicopter during this time was just interviewed on CNN and had the following to say:

    1. Williams was in one of three helicopters on a trip to deliver bridge parts to a place in Iraq

    2. The three helicopters came under small arms fire and at least one RPG.

    3. The lead helicopter, not the one Willliams was in, was hit by the RPG and was forced down.

    4. The helicopter that Williams was in was hit by small arms fire and returned fire before proceeding to their assigned drop site at which point they then returned to the site of the helicopter that was downed.

    5. About a day and a half later, a convoy of troops came upon them.

    Clearly, there was embellishment and clearly Williams tried to put himself into the more dangerous situation. However, it is true that he was in a situation that could have ended badly and even been deadly. It is troubling, to me, that he would feel the need to embellish to this extent, since I consider what actually happened to him to be equally noteworthy.

    Even though it appears not to be as bad as originally believed, I still think he should do the honorable thing and resign.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's the problem with puffing one's self up on a National News program --- if he did so privately no one would care but the lie on national TV now calls into his entire career's worth of work - that may not be fair but that is how it is. Shame too.
    It's a shame in the sense that someone would be so stupid do such a thing. This didn't just involve Brian Williams but the entire news crew traveling with him that knew it was a lie.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post


    How the **** are you going top make the fact that this guy bald face LIED about being with the troops and being shot at and even being hit by rockets and small arms fire during a harrowing combat engagement be about the 'RW'?????

    Oh...wait...forgot who I was responding to. Carry on....
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I wouldn't be happy with him, but no, if there was an employee that provided me decades of quality work I wouldn't fire him over that.
    OK then....

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