I’ve been watching the “fake news” nonsense very closely. It seems to be a mix of partisans looking for a reason, any reason, why so many people just rejected Hillary and by extension Obama when in their opinion Clinton was clearly the superior choice, (Remember the whole email private server thing, and the Clinton Foundation money, and the quarter million dollar “speeches” to the bailout banks, and the get out of jail pass from Comey, and the rigged primaries,
Interesting that Dems still trusted the media more than Republicans and independents all through the Bush years.
Of course The Post thinks the fact that the public no longer trusts it is a bad thing. That a small group of media outlets can no longer completely dominate the news “narrative” is terrible in the eyes of one of the #oldmedia outlets. We wouldn’t expect them to like it. But that people no longer trust the “media” particularly the “legacy,”
“This clearly came from a bad place.”
Who cares that he bold faced lied for years and years over and over glomming onto a war story to look like a big shot and disrespecting the people who protected him in Iraq in the process? No big deal. Give the guy another show. The American people love a good liar.
Yikes. Life at NBC News sounds like a nightmare. According to this article from Vanity Fair, Brian Williams, the now disgraced newsman, sounds like a nightmare. There are few things worse than a powerful insecure person, and it appears Williams was certainly that.
Is this life at a news institution approaching the edge of irrelevance? Is this what the decline of a once great empire looks like?
Perhaps. We don’t have the answers yet.
“No, seriously. Trust me on this. Would I lie to you?”
It’s actually a good bit longer than this.
And “alleged” implies that there is no proof.
I have long been a fan of Jon Stewart. I even watched his talk show on MTV in the 90’s, The Jon Stewart Show.
I think at times he can be very funny. I think he is absolutely smart. But he has spent far far too long in the crony media echo chamber. He has luxuriated in the statist gazes of adoration for far far too long. He has gradually lost his real edge over the years and I am glad that he is retiring from The Daily Show.
So he lied. Everyone does it. Right? That makes it OK then, right?
I certainly hope not. Williams lied and he should be fired. There are no 2 ways about it. There is no defense of what he did. There is no “misremembering” going on here. The NBC anchor is very clearly a liar.
And yet some people will defend him. Why?
This is from 2013. He tells the story, the lie, with such smoothness. Just what one wants in a news anchor.
He should be fired for this. No apologies. No second chances. No nothing. If NBC has any shred of integrity left Brian Williams will no longer be pulling a paycheck from the Peacock Network at the end of this week.