Thursday, July 9, 2015

Brian Williams is Back

See: The Daily Nightly News Show

He's been reassigned:

"NBC said Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his job as ‘‘Nightly News’’ anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC. Williams said he was sorry for saying things that weren’t true, apologized to colleagues and viewers, and said, ‘‘I’m determined to earn back their trust.’’ Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since his suspension in February, will take over as ‘‘Nightly News’’ anchor, the network said. Williams was suspended in February for falsely claiming he had been in a helicopter hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War. NBC launched an internal investigation that found Williams ‘‘made a number of inaccurate statements about his own role and experiences covering events in the field.’’ Most were not on NBC News, but on talk shows or in public appearances. He’ll begin an attempt to rehabilitate his reputation on Friday in an interview that he has already recorded with colleague Matt Lauer, to be shown on the ‘‘Today’’ show and ‘‘Nightly News.’’ There is no indication that NBC plans to release the results of its investigation of Williams (AP)."

I no longer trust the AmeriKan ma$$ media, and it has little to do with Williams.

"Brian Williams says exaggerations were ‘ego getting the better of me’" Washington Post   June 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Ousted NBC anchor Brian Williams began his apology tour on Friday, saying on the ‘‘Today’’ show that he ‘‘got it wrong’’ when he told exaggerated stories about his reporting, but declining to say he lied.

In his first public comments since being suspended by NBC in February, Williams told Matt Lauer that ‘‘what has happened in the past has been identified and torn apart by me and has been examined to death by me. I’m responsible for this and I’m sorry.’’

But under prodding by Lauer, Williams would not admit that his serial exaggerations constituted lying. Instead, he said, it was ‘‘my ego getting the better of me’’ when he told stories about himself that were ‘‘wrong.’’

NBC on Thursday said Williams would return to the air, but not on ‘‘NBC Nightly News,’’ which Williams has led as anchor and managing editor for the past 11 years. Instead, he has been reassigned to MSNBC, the network’s little-watched cable channel, and will serve as a breaking-news anchor.

The ma$$ media equivalent of Siberia!


Still, he does tell a good story.