…..We end up getting SACKED without pay for six months. Lyin’ Brian Williams has been suspended for 6 months WITHOUT pay for his “recall” of events in Iraq.
It does make you wonder, if you don’t already know, how much OTHER shit he has lied about, EXCLUDING Obama. We KNEW he was being told what to say about THAT asshat. Jeffrery Poor at Breitbart.com has the snooze.
Report: NBC’s Brian Williams Suspended from NBC Six Months, No Pay
10 Feb 2015
According to various reports, including CNN’s Brian Stelter and Politco’s Dylan Byers, embattled NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will be suspended without pay from the network six months.
According to a memo obtain by CNN and Politico from NBC News President Deborah Turness, Williams suspension is a result of misrepresenting events that occurred during his 2003 coverage of the Iraq war.
Full memo as follows:
We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News.
Our review, which is being led by Richard Esposito working closely with NBCUniversal General Counsel Kim Harris, is ongoing, but I think it is important to take you through our thought process in coming to this decision.
While on Nightly News on Friday, January 30, 2015, Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.
In addition, we have concerns about comments that occurred outside NBC News while Brian was talking about his experiences in the field.
As Managing Editor and Anchor of Nightly News, Brian has a responsibility to be truthful and to uphold the high standards of the news division at all times.
Steve Burke, Pat Fili and I came to this decision together. We felt it would have been wrong to disregard the good work Brian has done and the special relationship he has forged with our viewers over 22 years. Millions of Americans have turned to him every day, and he has been an important and well-respected part of our organization.
As I’m sure you understand, this was a very hard decision. Certainly there will be those who disagree. But we believe this suspension is the appropriate and proportionate action.
This has been a difficult time. But NBC News is bigger than this moment. You work so hard and dedicate yourselves each and every day to the important work of bringing trusted, credible news to our audience. Because of you, your loyalty, your dedication, NBC News is an organization we can – and should – all be proud of. We will get through this together.
Steve Burke asked me to share the following message.
“This has been a painful period for all concerned and we appreciate your patience while we gathered the available facts. By his actions, Brian has jeopardized the trust millions of Americans place in NBC News. His actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate. Brian’s life’s work is delivering the news. I know Brian loves his country, NBC News and his colleagues. He deserves a second chance and we are rooting for him. Brian has shared his deep remorse with me and he is committed to winning back everyone’s trust.”
One down, a TON of the lying shills to go. I have absolutely NO sympathy for Mr. Williams. NO ONE held a gun to his head, and told him to go on NATIONAL TELEVISION, night after night, and LIE to the American People.
Sadly, FAR too many Americans still have the naive belief that these “paragons of journalistic virtue” are somehow non-partisan, and “objective”. when bringing the evening news into their homes. While Williams was not among the most vocal cheerleaders of Obama, he also did NOTHING to shine the light of TRUTH on ANYTHING the BECS has done or said.
While I believe NBC Universal has done the right thing in suspending Williams, it has a LONG WAY to go to clean up their house. Today, Williams. Tomorrow, the tax cheating race hustler Sharpton. The next day, Matt Lauer, another liar. NBC could fire 10 of these asshats a day, and STILL need a decade to clear their sullied name.
Mr. Willams, you are NOT the first major journalist to be hung by his own lying petard. Nor will you be the LAST. As long as your “profession” is tainted by the leftist indoctrination most of your ilk receive at journalism “schools”, and as long as the “profession” has chosen sides, you ALL will still be suspect by THINKING Americans.
Enjoy your time off, and REALLY do some soul searching. BTW, New York has a 5cent deposit law on empty pop and beer bottles. After all the global warming you reported melts, you can literally “clean up”to supplement your unemployment check. bwahahahahahahah
CLYDE. Glad to see a liar get his “just desserts”.