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BREAKING: Brian Williams just took himself off the air

BREAKING: Brian Williams just took himself off the air

“I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days”

Via NBC News:

In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.

I’m sure he’ll be back as soon as his colleagues manage to clean up the mess he’s made.

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For the next several days ??????!!!!!!

What about for the next several decades, you unethical lying POS !!?.

And no, you will NEVER be worthy of trust.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | February 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Yeah! How about FOREVER Brian!!!!!

Then you would have more time to Mis-Remember Fake Events you’ve cooked up.

SNARK SNARK!

OH NO! Brian Williams on the Grassy Knoll in ???? Or Brian Williams bumming a ride behind….????

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ac/55/40/ac5540415f0de0ba190f8bcbc86f98d0.jpg

The real question is whether he, his organization, and our other “news” organizations, some of whom are well known for purposely making things up out of thin air (MSNBC, New York Times, I am talking to you), as well as for spiking stories due to political partisanship, (Washington Post), will any of these entities learn their lesson?

They did not from Rathergate.

I cut the cord a decade ago and I have no broadcast antenna so I’ve missed (not) all the network drama. I can’t imagine depending on NBC nightly news or any other network to stay informed about anything.

That said, I’m not even remotely surprised that Brian’s treating this like a case of the flu rather than his credibility going up in flames.

…off air “for an unspecified amount of time?

Looks like liberal wordsmithing for “indefinitely.”

Wellll… BYE

    Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | February 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Oh, no.

    “Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”

    This is just a very brief “rehab” sojourn. He’s already planning his return to his “career-long effort”.

    And, really, anybody who HAS believed him MAY yet believe him.

    There are those born every minute, as P.T. assured us.

      “There are those born every minute, as P.T. assured us.”

      About half the US population apparently.

      “Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”
      Can you imagine the guffaws if Nixon had said the same? Williams needs a Nixon like hiatus

Looks like my prediction from this morning just might come true…

http://rightreactions.blogspot.com/2015/02/prediction.html

Well, I was wrong. I thought Williams would be given a free pass by the progressive bigwigs at NBC. Maybe this is an effort to force him out by moving him to some impressive-sounding (but worthless) sinecure.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | February 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Smart move. The United States of Outrage burns with white hot intensity, but the bursts are usually short. We’ve already moved on from deflategate. Vaccinegate is over – except I suspect the Sunday shows will talk about it tomorrow because they want to show how crazy two potential Republican presidential candidates are because affluent liberals are opting out of vaccinating their kids. I doubt Obama’s idiocy of comparing the violence in the Crusades 1000 years ago to radical Islamists chopping off heads and lighting people on fire today even gets a mention on the Sunday morning news shows – but even if it does that will be the end of it.

Two weeks is an eternity as media driven outrages go. We’ll be consumed by something else soon. Probably Bruce Jenner admitting to Diane Sawyer that he really wants to have his weiner chopped off. Is he sincere, or is it a publicity stunt and he’ll decide at the eleventh hour that he sorta likes having his weiner attached after all? Let’s all talk about it!

Williams just needs to lay low until the internet/media finds a new outrage to hype. He should go to the Caribbean and get a tan. After a couple of weeks he can resume sitting in front of a camera perfectly pronouncing words that someone else has told him to say.

Who cares?

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES…

PLEASE STANDBY

“I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”

Say what? He just doesn’t seem to get it.

I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.

Only idiots place their trust in his ilk.

Which does make his effort much easier, I suppose.

Midwest Rhino | February 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm

A sex change might put Brian back in the lime light, with more respectability. Or he needs to consult with Obama on how to get away with constant lying.

But the NY Times says this is no big deal, anchors don’t matter.

Although there was much chatter about the “revered” anchor and the “moral authority” of the networks, does anyone really feel that way anymore? Frothy morning shows long ago became the more important anchoring real estate, garnering more revenue and subsidizing the news division. One anchor exerted moral authority once and that was Walter Cronkite, because he risked his career to go on TV and tell the truth about the fact that we were losing the Vietnam War.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-anchors-aweigh.html

But we won that war, Democrats surrendered the peace when Hanoi Jane got her way and Democrats defunded our support two years after we had won. And Cronkite did not tell the truth about what a “globalist” he was. The news was colored even then, but there was no FOX or blogs to expose them.

Thanks NYT, for a tribute to the last great anchor, who btw thought we should surrender our sovereignty.

It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace.
To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order.
But the American colonies did it once and brought forth one of the most nearly perfect unions the world has ever seen.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Walter_Cronkite

Gee, the tea party has it wrong then, on how founders formed a nation with localized state powers, separating from a far away king.

Did Williams or the NBC brass decide to take him off the air?

Henry Hawkins | February 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

He goes off air on the pretense it’s his own decision as managing editor. This is to preserve the pretense he’s still in charge and remains a viable on-air asset, just on hiatus. In a week or three look for trial balloons about his return to the anchor chair. Depending on the reaction to that trial balloon, he will return or join Dan Rather at Radio Free Siberia, AXB TV.

Let’s start a pool on when the trial balloon goes up.

    Another Voice in reply to Henry Hawkins. | February 8, 2015 at 12:37 am

    The “trial balloon” theory is what a well thought out organization might lead with but your being too gracious to NBC Execs. giving them the benefit to execute and control their message differently or better than the exit of David Gregory / Meet the Press among some others. They seem to like the “wait, hesitate, hedge and go for the implosion” model. They not only carry water for the Obama administration, they seem to emulate it also.

imo, they gave him a lot of warnings, and he was damaged before he was forced to apologize, and failed at apologizing. So with all this exposure, and now the Katrina lies added, he’s dead meat.

Even as a Democrat propaganda machine, NBC can’t have a stooge as anchor. He’s broken. Maybe they felt they needed to fire him all along, but needed to expose him first, who knows.

He can go back to being a fireman, since he misses that so much.

    Mercyneal in reply to Midwest Rhino. | February 8, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I think his being a volunteer firefighter story is also suspect. He has said that he was a volunteer firefighter for three years while in high school. But in the state of New Jersey you have to be 18 to be a volunteer firefighter.

Time to put the Most Reverend Albert Sharpton in.

This is a double.

In the event that his previous lies “Catch fire” and get a lot of media attention, they can just slip him out the back door.

If everything calms down as all of the mainstream media people start to realize the size of the skeletons in their own closets and shut up, he’ll be back on the air in a month.

Poetic(?) justice would be for NBC to have him host a revived Truth or Consequences

Hey, Brian Baby, do’ya remember that cheap ambush attempt on Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign where, in London on his way to Israel, you quoted some Democrat genius and asked Mitt if, “..you’re another rich white guy?”
And, Bless Him, Romney looked at you and said something like, “..I’m looking at one, aren’t I?!”

Jeepers, Bri-Bri, you were—for once—SPEECHLESS. Ahhhhh… Wonderful memory. ((-:

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