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NBC news anchor Brian Williams admits he lied

Lying Brian Williams

On Feb. 4, 2015, NCB News anchor Brian Williams admitted he had lied about being aboard a helicopter that was shot down by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) in Iraq in 2003. Williams retold the story as recently as last week.

This is what Williams had reported in 2003:

“During the invasion of Iraq, when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG. Our traveling NBC news team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armored mechanized platoon from the U.S. Army Third Infantry. Command Sergeant Major Tim Turpack was put in charge of our safety.”

Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces, first uncovered the fake story:

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for years.

Williams himself repeated the claim Friday during NBC’s coverage of a public tribute at a New York Rangers hockey game for a retired soldier that had provided ground security for the grounded helicopters. In an interview with Stars and Stripes, he said he had misremembered the events and was sorry.

The admission came after crew members on the 159th Aviation Regiment’s Chinook that was hit by two rockets and small arms fire told Stars and Stripes that the NBC anchor was nowhere near that aircraft or two other Chinooks flying in the formation that took fire. Williams arrived in the area about an hour later on another helicopter after the other three had made an emergency landing, the crew members said.

After his lie was uncovered, Williams said in a statement in to Stars and Stripes:

“Because I have no desire to fictionalize my experience (we all saw it happened the first time) and no need to dramatize events as they actually happened, I think the constant viewing of the video showing us inspecting the impact area — and the fog of memory over 12 years — made me conflate the two, and I apologize.

Developments since his admission that he had lied include:

1. NBC executives knew Williams is a liar

Maureen Dowd of The New York Times: “NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography . . . to the point where it was a joke in the news division.”

2. Doubts raised about Williams’ other “inflated” CLAIMS

Writing in USA Today in 2011, Williams claimed when he was a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey, he saved a puppy from a burning house. But in an earlier version of the story which he related to Esquire in 2005, Williams boasted that he once saved “two puppies.” (Source)

Williams’ gripping accounts of Hurricane Katrina, the disaster that burnished his nightly news bona fides almost a decade ago, are also coming under scrutiny, especially his account of seeing a body float by in the French Quarter — which remained largely dry — and his claim of catching dysentery from drinking Katrina floodwaters. (Source)

3. Williams steps down as news anchor for a few days

Yesterday, Williams said he was stepping aside as anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days because he has become “a distraction” for his network. (Source)

Frankly, that is not enough. If NBC doesn’t fire Brian Williams, that is tantamount to the network admitting that it’s perfectly OK for reporters to lie and fake their news reports.

But then, none of that should surprise us about the Mainstream Lapdog Media.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Éowyn

It’s Official. Obama Can Not, And Will Not Tell The Truth No Matter What.

Warning, if you throw anything at your computer , you will only hit your computer and have to replace it. 

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The fact that President Obamas ego won’t allow him to simply say, “I made a mistake and I’m sorry,” was exhibited in spades Thursday during an exclusive interview he had with NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.

In response to a question as to whether he owed the American people an apology for his oft-repeated promise (at least 36 times) that if you like your health care you can keep your health care,

(YES OR NO YOU MORON !!!)

Obama simply said he was sorry that some people were losing their health care coverage, according to US News and World Report.

The president’s promise earned him the maximum four Pinocchios from The Washington Post. This week, the Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact awarded the president the maximum “Pants on Fire” designation when he went back on his statement and claimed it included the caveat

“if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”

Both publications have a leftward slant.

Watch his response in this NBC news clip.

~Steve~

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/11/08/president-obamas-non-apology-apology-86755

Media Bias: coverage of govt shutdown victims vs. Obamacare victims 100 to 1

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The Mainstream Media continue to be whores for President Lucifer.

The media’s coverage of “victims” of the recent federal government shutdown vs. their coverage of victims of Obamacare is a shocking ratio of 100 to 1.

Ben Shapiro reports for Truth Revolt, Oct. 17, 2013, that since October 1, when the government shutdown began, the media have run dozens upon dozens of stories about victims of the shutdown. Over the same period of time, the media have run virtually no stories about businesses suffering thanks to Obamacare, low-income people victimized by the new Obamacare tax, and economic chaos thanks to the impact of Obamacare.

The Washington Post was a key offender in its bias, with over 220 stories on the supposedly horrible effects of the government shutdown vs. only 3 stories on the individuals and small businesses victimized by Obamacare.

The New York Times ran well over 80 stories about victims of the government shutdown, but ran zero stories about those negatively affected by Obamacare.

The story was the same on television. From October 1 to October 15, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer spent approximately 21 minutes over the course of eight broadcasts covering stories of the shutdown and its effects on victims. Over the course of the same period, ABC News covered Obamacare twice, and then only to point out website difficulties quickly but praise Obamacare overall. There were no stories of victims of Obamacare in that entire period.

Brian Williams’ NBC Nightly News was no better. From October 1 to October 16, the program spent over 30 minutes discussing victims of the government shutdown. All Obamacare coverage was relegated to discussion of website glitches, but no actual victims of Obamacare were shown.

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had approximately 27 minutes worth of stories on government shutdown victims. Aside from segments about the Obamacare glitches, there were no stories about victims of Obamacare. There was a two minute segment about evil Republican governors who hadn’t expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, however. So much for Pelley’s “real consequences for real people”.

Overall, the Washington Post and New York Times covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of 100 to 1; ABC, NBC, and CBS News all covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of over 78 minutes to zero.

~Eowyn

Ah, low-rated tv show “The New Normal” – canceled!

One season and done!

One season and done!

‘The New Normal’ Canceled By NBC; Will Not Return For Season 2

HuffPo: “The New Normal has been canceled, NBC announced today.

The single-camera comedy from Ali Adler and Ryan Murphy had been a modest performer for the troubled Peacock network: It debuted with an impressive 2.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 6.88 million viewers — aided by “The Voice” as a lead-in, along with timeslot companion “Go On” — but had slid to 1.4 and 3.39 million viewers by its season finale. At its lowest, the series was drawing only a 0.7 and a paltry 2.11 million.

The now-canceled “New Normal” starred Andrew Rannells and David Bartha as a homosexual couple in Los Angeles looking to start a family. They meet Goldie Clemmons (Georgia King), a single mother to the precocious Shania (Bebe Wood), who decides to be their surrogate, much to the dismay of her very conservative and opinionated grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin). The comedy also starred NeNe Leakes as Rocky Rhoades, Bryan’s former production assistant, and Jayson Blair as Clay Clemmons, Goldie’s estranged husband and Shania’s father.

The “New Normal saw its share of controversy in its freshman season, drawing the ire of conservative anti-gay group One Million Moms, who urged viewers to boycott the series. A Utah affiliate refused to air the show, leading GLAAD to partner with Equality Utah to try and change their minds, to no avail.

What do you know, viewers didn’t want to watch a tv show that tries to redefine a “normal” family. Or maybe they didn’t want to watch Ellen Barkin, who routinely trashes conservatives on Twitter (Ellen Barkin mocks Andrew Breitbart’s death; calls Right ‘pro-murder,’ ‘evil assholes’ and ‘scary ugly’).

Good riddance!

DCG

Where he leads, main stream media follows

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Today on Breitbart.com:

CNN POLL NAMES OBAMA ‘MOST INTRIGUING’ PERSON OF 2012

Perhaps this explains why CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS are so full of crap.

~TD

Tolerance…just a one way street for some

The new “normal” family…

Remember the post I did about the new NBC show called “The New Normal”?

“Bryan and David are a Beverly Hills homosexual couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed and loving homosexual partnership, the one thing missing is a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie, an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother, Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.”

A Utah station is refusing to air the show and, oh my goodness, how intolerant of them!

Insidetv: The same Mormon-owned Utah station that refused to carry NBC’s The Playboy Club last season is now giving a thumbs down to the net’s new comedy The New Normal.

The CEO of KSL-TV’s parent company said that “from time to time we may struggle with content” and that the dialogue may be “excessively rude.” The comedy from Glee creator Ryan Murphy is about a gay couple who relies on a surrogate to have a baby. “For our brand, this program feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” said Jeff Simpson of Bonneville International.

NBC issued this response: “The New Normal is a contemporary look at how families are defined today, portrayed through a comedic prism. We are confident that the show will find another home in the Salt Lake City market.” NBC insiders have long pointed out that the station is in a unique situation since its parent company Bonneville is owned by the Church of The Latter-day Saints. But like Playboy Club, New Normal is expected to find a new home. (In this case, it will be via the independent station KUCW). It will apparently air on weekends, the Tribune reports.

In the meantime, GLAAD joined in on the fray Saturday. “Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like Modern Family, Glee and Grey’s Anatomy,” said President Herndon Graddick in a statement. “While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country. We invite Jeff Simpson to sit down with GLAAD and local LGBT families. We know that if he would, he would see that not only are our families normal, but my citing ‘crude and rude’ content and refusing to affirm LGBT families, KSL and Mr. Simpson are sending a dangerous message in Utah. They should make it right.”

Earlier this year, the conservative group that dubs itself One Million Moms called for a boycott of the comedy that stars Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin. Murphy has this to say at this summer’s Television Critics Tour: “Every person and group has a right to protest something. I find it to be interesting that they would take a position before they’ve seen it. I think if they watch the show, I actually think they would love it. For the first time they will be represented! Ellen Barkin’s character is a member of the Million Moms! She will protest people and events and I think it will be great fodder for Brian and David’s characters to talk about. In many ways this show is about tolerance and the discussion of the tolerance and its delivered with sensitivity with a certain amount of veracity.

The oh-so-tolerant “Million Mom”…

You want to talk about tolerance and the “Million Mom” Ellen Barkin?  How about we look at some of her recent tweets?

  • 19 Jul 12: Gotta go to bed.Work in morning.I love everybody…except u right wing fuckin morons.X
  • 26 Jul 12: @Fly_Pete @Cajun_Manor strong! Every1knows Breitbart died from Peruvian Flu *snert* ” Wow really did not know that. Explains the crazy.
  • 27 Jul 12: Didn’t want a one sided twitter feed,but 2 tell the truth these ppl r way 2 scary ugly 2 add 2 my convos.Fuck ‘em & block

And of course, those intolerant folks that refuse to air her show, well, they’re just bigots:

  • 24 Aug 12: Anyone in Utah interested in #NBCTheNewNormal please clog up @KSL5TV feed 4 their blatantly homophic decision 2 not air the show @KSLBigots
  • 24 Aug 12: @KSL5TV…Sorry if we got your sacred undergarments tangled up. This girl just can’t help it. #TheMormonTwist @NBCTheNewNormal

So much for an open discussion about tolerance.

DCG

Sad Story — Hilarious Comments

The jist of the story posted on the New York City NBC website is not the least funny:

A Spanish tourist was attacked by a hammer-wielding man, apparently at random, while sitting inside City Hall Park Monday afternoon, authorities say.

This small sample of the 100 comments  show New Yorkers are fed up with Nanny Bloomberg:

*   Time to regulate hammers… Mayor against illegal use of tools! Bloomberg help!
 
*    we all should live in jail cells and the gov can keep us safe
 
*    We can compromise. All hammers must be made of Styrofoam now
 
*   I wonder if the hammer came from one of those states where anyone can buy a hammer no questions asked, without even a background check.
 
*   There is no need for the average person to own these types of hamers. Only contractors and carpenters should own these. The average person can hammer nails just fine with the handle of a screwdriver. Oh and while were at it, do we really need to allow people to buy an entire box of nails?