What is it they say, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones? Name three celebrities you know of, that have never lied………. how about three, or even one politician that is honest enough never to have lied. Okay fine, who do you know personally that has never in their life lied? Have you ever lied, or have you embellished the facts of a certain situation, maybe you were less than honest when asked about your income, job title, weight or age? A lie is a lie and as sad as it is, everyone has, does or will lie throughout their lifetime, sometimes it’s unavoidable, sometimes it’s to save your behind or someone else’s, sometimes it’s to prevent hurting someones feelings, regardless, no one is in a position to throw any stones.
Thousands of stones have been thrown at Brian Williams, yes maybe he did lie and embellish details pertaining to his reporting from Iraq in 2003, he admitted that he did so, he apologized. Think about it, the President of the United States of America lies all the time and we’re talking serious lies, after all, his supposedly winning the election was based upon nothing but lies! Politicians lie, so do celebrities, teachers, priests, attorneys, judges, policemen, radio/tv hosts, you name it and they lie, the real question is, what it all boils down to, whether or not they get caught and that’s the truth!
Every single day, there are those people out there that just look for something to start trouble over, desperately looking for a cause, too bad for Brian Williams that he was exactly that, for person A, the initial couch warrior. Now I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not going to stop watching Brian reporting any news, however, I can promise you this, I will not be watching NBC nightly news any longer without him in the anchor seat, pity for too many of us though because I’ve been watching him every night for too many years to count. Does this ridiculous spectacle that’s been created over Brian Williams slip of the tongue, make me question the integrity of the news, the network or the reporter? Absolutely not, and no one else should question these things either. The nydailynews.com reports that the NBC probe into Williams is continuing and expanded, with a review of his expense accounts, hm and we all believed that the witch hunts were a thing of the past, sounds to me like that’s exactly whats happening here.
The announcement made via Deborah Turness, President of NBC news, that addressed Brian Williams being suspended immediately, without pay. It states that Brian misrepresented facts while covering the Iraq war in 2003, and that it became clear that he had done the same thing while telling the story in other venues, on other occasions. It also states that they have other concerns about comments that were made outside NBC News while Brian was talking about his experiences in the field. All of the years that this man has reported the news to us, all of the good, respectable, stories he has been part of, all of this seems so quickly forgotten by those that have benefited from the fact that so many Americans love him. Whether they like it or not, Brian Williams is NBC news, the reporter reporting the news matters, it’s a fact and if you don’t like the reporter, you aren’t going to watch that nightly news, you’re going to change the channel.
Perhaps Deborah Turness wants us to believe that she has never been wrong when she’s recounting any events that have happened, involving her, maybe she’s perfect and some kind of super saint who has never lied, embellished, exaggerated, been wrong or made a mistake. Perhaps someday the network will probe into every detail of her day to day activities, while she’s enjoyed her job title and any power she may wield, I doubt that she’s in any position to throw stones, but hell that didn’t seem to stop her when it came to boulders! I think that the network made a grave mistake in suspending Brian Williams and in it blatantly seeming like they are leading a witch hunt, all too willing to burn his reputation at the stake! I for one will not be watching the NBC nightly news again, at this point the competition is no longer competition, and for that matter, Lester Holt will never have the viewers that Brian has, it’s not his fault that he can’t grow on anyone, they either have it or they don’t, Brian is one of the few that has it and kept millions tuning in to NBC nightly news. Ever suspending him at all is ludicrous, but to do so without pay is revolting, to imply that any of the things that Brian has done will affect the news legitimacy is assinine, I would sooner wonder whether or not people might think that someone had a personal issue with Brian and began all of this nonsense in an attempt to ruin him. The other networks would do well to grab Brian now while he’s available, he’s not to be avoided because of this man made scandal, it’d be genius to hire him on and watch the ratings grow. The only ones who’ll have a problem with it are the couch warriors that started the whole mess while searching for a cause, and the morons who let him get away so the other networks would gain ratings gold!