Saturday, February 14, 2015

Brian Williams Must Step Down

By L. Brent Bozell III & Tim Graham February 11, 2015

Brian Williams has ruled the roost at "NBC Nightly News" for more than 10 years. Right before he took over, he saw Dan Rather's career go up in flames at CBS over phony National Guard documents marshaled against President Bush. The anchorman's career has imploded for another reason. He seemingly can't stop telling falsehoods about himself. He was in Iraq reporting during the war and certainly had powerful copy, with visuals, to present — but it wasn't enough. He had to embellish, from one audience to the next. By the time he arrived at the Letterman show in 2013, it was mythology on steroids........ How in the world does one "misremember" something like that? Truth is, he wasn't telling the truth again.....[he]claimed he worked through a bout with dysentery during Hurricane Katrina, and claimed he witnessed a dead body floating outside his Ritz-Carlton hotel room. Actually, he's told three different versions: There was a body floating; there was a dead body on a street corner; and someone told him he'd seen a body floating. He also claimed he'd seen armed gangs at his hotel.....[and] weird boasts like "I carried a case of Vienna sausage ... I was going to offer it to someone in exchange for my life." Williams claimed he was so starving for food that "I remember seeing a box of Slim Jims and thinking, 'That's better than any restaurant meal right now. That's the greatest thing I've ever seen.'"
Bunk!.....To

Special Note: Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday night in reaction to NBC's decision to suspend Nightly News anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months:

“NBC’s lead anchor is exposed as a serial liar who attempts to deceive even when he’s apologizing for his lies. And for that he gets a suspension? One month, two months, six months, six years. Who cares? NBC has decided that news presented by a dishonest superstar is preferable to news presented honorably by anyone else if it means a drop in ratings. But this isn’t supposed to be about ratings. It’s supposed to be about professionalism, and ethics, and honestly. If NBC thinks giving Mr. Williams a sabbatical resolves the issue, that network is clueless. A new descriptor is born: ‘NBC News, whose lead anchor repeatedly has lied about the news...’ NBC is unbelievable--literally--just like Brian Williams.”

My Take – If it wasn’t for the layman journalists out there - the ones the Dan Rather types used to call the Pajama Media and thought it was all too funny - none of this would have come to light. Once again – when professionals lack honor it’s time for the layman to be society’s conscience.

I made the mistake of watching O’Reilly for a while yesterday and he went on again about how Jesus would have not been happy about William’s fall. As usual O’Reilly has a problem with definition, and now we know his Bible knowledge is lacking, although he claims to be an expert about Jesus. Here’s reality. Jesus called the Jewish religious leaders “serpents and offspring of vipers” and condemned them to judgment in Matt 23, concluding with, “Behold your house is left desolate”, and he cleansed the Temple twice – violently - saying, "My Temple will be called a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves!" Jesus was not the milquetoast so many imagine.

What he would have been sad about is how far they had allowed themselves to fall into corruption, misleading the people away from God’s law in order to be prominent and enrich themselves.

He would not have been sad they would receive the punishment they so richly deserved because they were keepers and teachers of the Law - they were supposed to be the shepherds of the people, not the fleecers they became. They also knew that level of responsibility engendered a higher level of accountability! Jesus wouldn't have been sad over their punishment. He would have been glad justice was served.

And we need to ignore O'Reilly and be happy journalistic justice is being served - hot off the press! Brian Williams was a leader in journalistic corruption leading society into believing things that promoted himself and a leftist narrative. We need to remember back during the New Orleans mess they were all blaming George Bush for that mess, not the governor of Louisiana who initially refused help from Bush - help that could have prevented so many of the problems that enveloped New Orleans - or the corrupt Mayor that failed to take advantage of a great many things available to him in order to help his people. It was George Bush the leftist media was blaming. Williams lies fit their narrative.

Williams needs to be dropped forever as a lesson to the rest of the Lying Media, and we need to be glad about it!

As for O'Reilly - I think he's a phony and I'm now beginning to wonder at his reporting. After all, he did once say that he knew Obama was a citizen because he saw his valid birth certificate, which he later had to retract, but he also said “two newspaper clippings reporting Obama’s “supposed” birth in Hawaii proved his eligibility. Three years later, even after being made aware that anyone in 1961 could have prepared an Hawaiian birth certificate form (and had it reported in the newspapers), O’Reilly is still parroting his false claim (as of 2012) and has the nerve each night to tell America “we’re looking out for you.”’  
“With such a friend, we do not lack enemies!”

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