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Brian Williams is a liar, but that is the one thing he can not admit

What do you call someone who tells you a lot of things that are not true? A liar, but not if his name is Brian Williams. williams sat down today with Matt Lauer and he admitted that over his 20 year career he had done that but he refused to categorize it as lying. Why was he reluctant to use the word lie? As a journalist he can’t admit it. he would have no credibility left. Williams is embarking on his next phase at MSNBC and he has to still protect his brand. Williams is a lucky man. It is obvious he is liked by the boys on tp and that’s why he is getting a second bite of the apple, but will anyone ever believe him? Share your thoughts.

Brian Williams. Bill O’Reilly and now Robert McDonald…what’s with all the lying?

Are people lying more or are they just getting caught quicker. Robert McDonald, head of Veterans Affairs is the latest one to be caught up by his tongue. he claimed to have been in Special Forces. He later admitted that was not true. So he lied. Is this another so what moment or just another lie. What do you think? No big deal? Share your thoughts.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/us-veterans-secretary-apologizes-for-misstating-military-service-abc-news/ar-BBhUHJ7

Brian Williams lied, but social media killed his career

Over the last few days we have witnessed the dethroning of Brian Williams. His unraveling is due to the recklessness of his own tongue, but social media pulled and carried the thread. He told his tall tale on his news show and he was challenged first on his Facebook page by a real soldier who was there. Facing an eyewitness Williams pled guilty to misremembering, but he did it with a wink and a smile. The Twitter brigade took that as their marching orders and their criticism was swift and brutal. The mockery was withering and Williams simply “lost face”. In all likelihood we will not see Williams back in the anchor chair. “Pride goeth before destruction and a fall.” Bye Brian we know he will be back but he will be sitting in a new seat.

Brian Williams suspended for 6 months, in 6 months people will say, “Brian Who”?

NBC has suspended anchor Brian Williams for 6 months with no pay. Does the punishment fit the crime, and do you think he will be back? Share your thoughts.

The Fall of Brian Williams and the joy it seems to bring to some

People are attracted to a train wreck. Sure its tragic but people can not seem to stop staring at it. Today Brian Williams is that train wreck. A week ago he was a perch at the top of the professional mountain looking down on us mere mortals. When I say looking down I don’t mean that he thought he was better than the people who watch him on a nightly basis. No he looked down because he felt he had earned that perch and this time last week everyone looked up at him with admiration and envy, but what a difference a week makes. This week the people who wanted his seat and the professional commenters, newspaper writers, and others are toasting their glasses at the prospect of the ultimate fall. Was the lie worthy of being de-perched? Is the lie greater because it was associated with the military? If they forgive him will the rest of the country do likewise? Share your thoughts.

Brian Williams takes himself off the air…is this enough to save his career.

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams announced that he would temporarily take himself off the air, leaving NBC’s signature evening newscast in the hands of Lester Holt “for the next several days,” he wrote in a memo to staff Saturday afternoon that was later published to the network’s press relations site. Williams has been under scrutiny since Stars & Stripes reported that an anecdote Williams has frequently told, about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq, was not accurate.

“In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions,” Williams wrote. “As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”

Should Brian Williams be fired?

I watch NBC Nightly News. I like Brian Williams, but he lied to us. He dismissed it as confusion but when you look at the facts he lied. Simple question: should he be fired?

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/02/04/nbc-nightly-news-brian-williams-recants-claim-that-was-on-chopper-that-took/

Aaron Alexis was the shooter not a victim

Tonight on the NBC News they shared footage from the shipyard massacre last week. Brian Williams said their were 13 victims including the shooter, but is the shooter truly a victim? Let’s look at the definition of victim. “A victim is someone or something killed, destroyed or sacrificed.” Alexis killed, destroyed and sacrificed the lives of 12 people. He has devestated countless others as they deal with their unexpected, incomparable loss and we call him a victim? I grant you that from the reports we are now getting Alexis was probably a victim of mental illness and perhaps that was the catalyst for his evil deeds, but as I watched the tapes that the FBI released today I saw a killer who had the presence of mind to hide his weapon in a bag and only take it out when he was safely on the premises. He did not just come in shooting Like a maniac he clearly had a plan and he carried it out last week. So he is no victim of this shooting he is a killer, and he was killed by the police so he could not kill anymore innocent people. The 12 people he killed are the victims. They are the people we mourn and they should in no way be identified with their killer. Share your thoughts.

At what point will NBC cut Donald Trump loose?

Last night Donald Trump was not pleased with President Obama’s victory, and he took to Twitter to express his feelings. Trump tweeted the following: “Well, back to the drawing board!” “We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!” “Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.””This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” “Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before.” “Our nation is a once great nation divided!” “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” NBC anchor Brian Williams called Trump out and called him irrelevant. Trump not to be undone called Williams a dummy and said that williams wished he had his ratings. My question is how does this make NBC look? The star of a reality show calls your evening anchor a dummy and you do nothing about it? If williams is to be respected as the grand oracle of the network do you just stand by and let ringmaster Trump take potshots at him, but this is also the network that allowed trump to trumpet his make believe run for the presidency and this is also the network that let Trump verbalize his birtherism ideas with impunity. So I guess I answered my own question. They will never cut him loose because while he is a loudmouth, he is also a money making newsmaker and that trumps a respected journalist any day.

Tell Me Why NBC News Correspondent Martin Fletcher questioned children about the London Riots?

Tonight I was watching NBC News and their coverage of the London riots. Martin Fletcher was covering the story and he decided to interview three black boys. He asked them why did they think the people were rioting. My question is why did he feel the need to interview the children? They weren’t rioting so why the need to ask them their opinions? Where were their parents? Did he bother to get the parent’s permission?  Just last week the local CBS affliate in Chicago interviewed a 4 year old after a shooting in his neighborhood and asked him what did he think about the shooting. He said when he grew up he was going to get a gun. The clip ended there giving the impression that the 4 year old was a future thug. They cut out the  part where the child said he was going to be a policeman when he grew up. That did not play into their narrative. So what was the motive behind interviewing the black kids regarding the London riots? I don’t know but it is something wrong about it. Tell me what you think.