Tag: Brian Williams

Oh, I’m sorry, are we supposed to feel bad for Brian Williams?

Williams makes what ten million or so a year? He was, I repeat WAS, the most trusted newsman in America. He really was blessed. Yet, he chose, I repeat CHOSE, to lie like some awkward teenager trying to impress his peers? And not one lie, no, multiple lies, repeated multiple times. Sorry, that guy deserves nothing like sympathy. In truth, he has plenty of $$$$$, and he will resurface in some form sooner or later on TV, although I would bet he is finished at NBC. And, again, he has but one person to blame for that, himself. Donald Douglas has some more on Williams.

As a side note, NBc is choosing to replace Williams with Lester Holt? Seriously, Lester Holt! Why not shake it up a bit, try something, or someone new? I mean look at some names besides Holt, being thrown around

The New York Post reported that Carl Quintanilla and Willie Geist are on the short-list to replace Williams, and the network has taken an interest in bringing in someone younger to do the gig.

Yeah, NO!

“They’re going to need to replace him with someone who has at least 15 years left [in his or her career],” an insider told The Post.

The network could go in a different direction though. Thompson says Williams’ predecessor Tom Brokaw could jump back in the saddle if NBC mimics the way CBS handled Dan Rather’s stepping down.

Talk about a fossil? Brokaw? REALLY?

“They could use the strategy CBS did when they put gravitas-laden Bob Schieffer in to replace the disgraced Rather, and put Brokaw back in the chair to give it some respectability until the smoke clears.”

NBC brass could also tap “Today” show talent, some experts speculated.

“Matt Lauer is the best-known news person on the network,” Steinberg says, “and he has years of experience interviewing everyone from heads of state to celebrities. The question is ‘would he [want] to do it?’”

Lauer? Why on earth would they pick him?

Thompson says Savannah Guthrie, whose popularity has soared since joining “Today,” could be another possibility.

Oh boy, how exciting would that choice be huh? Hell, I can watch my neighbors Chevy rust and have more fun.

“It would be a strategic move especially now that there are again no women in the nightly anchor positions,” he says.

Katie Couric, says Steinberg, is another female to consider even though she has a job as the Yahoo Global News Anchor.

Katie Couric? Why not just stop having NBC Nightly News? No one wants to see that “perky” and by perky I mean phony brain donor any more. In truth of course, NBC is a disgrace, and as long as MSNBC is attached in  any way to NBC, well…. their credibility is nil!

To be honest, I have not watched NBC Nightly News in years and years ( I have not watched ABC World News Tonight or CBS Evening News either) so I really do not care who sits in that chair. But, could NBC earn my viewership with a better choice? Sure, here are a few suggestions.

Brit Hume, because he is Brit Hume! Can you imagine the leftist meltdown over NBC going with a Fox News guy? Millions would watch because Hume is credible, and millions of Fox hating Liberals would hate watch!

Megyn Kelly! Hey news is now ratings driven, and Megyn means ratings!

Harris Faulkner. Great voice, has good charisma, a talented news woman, and lets be honest, once viewers look into her eyes, they cannot look away.

Sharyl Attkisson. Oh yeah, that would be a game changer would it not? Team Obama would go nuts over a real journalist having that gig.

Finally, allow me to dream a bit here. NBC should hire Tamron Hall. She seems very sweet, and has great personality, she has been in the news game a while, and yes, I have an enormous crush on her. She is incredibly beautiful. Color me smitten

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Your Daley Gator Birds-Of-A-Feather Story O’ The Day

Dan Rather Backs NBC’s Brian Williams – Big Journalism

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Disgraced former TV news anchor Dan Rather has come to the aid of embattled NBC anchor Brian Williams, saying that Williams is an “honest man.” But Williams is caught up in a scandal of his own making after admitting to lying about being in a helicopter downed by enemy RPG fire in Iraq in 2003.

Rather, who was fired by CBS in 2004 after helping to create and air a report that falsely claimed that President George W. Bush had deserted from the Texas Air National Guard, came out in support of Williams on Thursday.

“I don’t know the particulars about that day in Iraq,” Rather told Politico. “I do know Brian. He’s a longtime friend and we have been in a number of war zones and on the same battlefields, competing but together. Brian is an honest, decent man, an excellent reporter and anchor–and a brave one. I can attest that-like his predecessor Tom Brokaw–he is a superb pro, and a gutsy one.”

Rather’s vote of support came after Williams, who has been the chief anchor of NBC Nightly News since 2004, was forced to admit to his audience that he had “misremembered” the facts of the helicopter incident that he claimed he was involved in during an assignment in Iraq in 2003.

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Brian Williams: Hey, why are all these chickens in my house?

Can you say coming home to roost?

Michelle Malkin reminds us of what Brian Williams, whose lies about being shot down in Iraq were just exposed, thinks of us lowly bloggers. We just don’t have the credibility of “professionals” like Williams who wear suits instead of bathrobes.

After years of experience in the news business, Williams said he has developed his own “strong BS meter” — he can watch the local news in any city in this country and tell you which anchors went out to dinner that night instead of staying and writing between the 6 o’clock and 11 o’clock news. Williams also said he can tell which anchors write their own copy and who’s just reading whatever pops up on the teleprompter. On The Nightly News, Williams reviews every word of the copy before it goes on the teleprompter. “Any time I’ve kicked a word, it’s because I’ve never seen it before,” Williams said.

The Nightly News attracts between 10 and 11 million viewers each night. But the playing field for prime-time nightly news is in constant motion, with NBC, CBS, and ABC jockeying for the top slot in the ratings game. The tremendous growth of online media — especially blogs — in recent years has altered the face of journalism.

“You’re going to be up against people who have an opinion, a modem, and a bathrobe,” said Williams. “All of my life, developing credentials to cover my field of work, and now I’m up against a guy named Vinny in an efficiency apartment in the Bronx who hasn’t left the efficiency apartment in two years.”

Two points for Brian Williams, or asshole as I call him. First I do not blog in a bathrobe, in fact I do not own a bathrobe, and second, I never made up a story to pretend to be a war hero.