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Old 02-05-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: DC
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+1 BTW the MacArthur wading ashore was staged too. He did it two to three times for the camera.

Put George Bush in his flight suit in there too

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Old 02-05-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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That was certainly stupid on his part. He lied, he got caught and should pay the price.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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MSM pushes lies and propaganda all the time. Why is it worse when they do it about their own personal experiences?
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:38 PM
 
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I absolutely love the fact people are upset because Brian Williams is perceived to be liberal, not because he violated his ethics as a news broadcaster. I'm guessing most of these folks who are happy Williams' career is toast are just fine with Fox News and the myriad of lies they've been caught in over the years.

Plus, I've noticed a bunch of posters conflating Williams' tortured account of events with Hillary Clinton's dishonest claim of narrowly avoiding gunfire in Bosnia. Again, only political bias is driving their animosity and nothing else. If these people were really objective about things, why aren't they also invoking Reagan's false claims about filming the liberation of Buchenwald to then-Israel Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir?

Williams told a lie and needs to be relieved of his duties. It's as simple as that. It doesn't matter what party he votes for when he's away from the camera. He reported information he knew (or should have known) was false. He got caught. He shouldn't be an anchor. End of story.

If you're only glomming on to the Brian Williams' story because you believe it validates your dislike of the party you think he votes for, you must be really insecure in your own system of political beliefs.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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What a liar.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/wi...ry#.ktZwPbwqd0

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on Wednesday recanted a story he and his network have long perpetuated about his helicopter being shot down while he was covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

After being publicly called out for this after telling this lie for years, he claims he just remembered it all wrong. Makes me wonder how many stories he covers that are lies, so that he cannot separate fabrication and sensationalism from the truth.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS3NAwZ4hGk#t=215
Fastforward to 3:30
Is there any sanity at all left at MS NBC!? Used to think Williams was one of the only ones left that could be taken serious and deserved an amount of respect.
Brian Williams Reacts to His Daughter’s Anilingus Scene in Last Night’s Girls | Mediaite
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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He's a disgrace, as bad as Lance Armstrong. He should immediately be fired.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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Brian Williams has destroyed what little credibility he had remaining.

His days as a journalist should be numbered, and that number should be incredibly small.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Not good. If he lied about this what else has he lied about.

And if you are going to apologize at least act like you give a damn, instead of reading for a teleprompter like a robot.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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The funniest thing about this Williams' debacle is that his initial reporting on the incident was accurate. He originally stated that a helicopter ahead of him was struck, not his. Then, the story began to slowly morph into the account he gave to Letterman back in 2013. It's bizarre that he 1) forgot the 2003 version of his story which was correct, and 2) thought nobody would ever notice that his original account wasn't matching up with the Hollywood action-film version he has been pushing since.

If NBC doesn't let Williams go, they could see a real backlash from viewers and sponsors alike.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Brian Williams is an arse.



............with zero credibility.

Not a good move for his career choice.
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