Friday, February 6, 2015

Tom Brokaw: Fire Brian Williams

FOX News reports:

Longtime "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw reportedly wants his successor, Brian Williams, thrown out of the big chair after he admitted fabricating key portions of a story he repeatedly told about his reporting experience during the Iraq War in 2003.

The New York Post, citing sources at the network, reported that Brokaw, 74, has been "making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report."

...[T]he Post reported that Brokaw and former NBC News president Steve Capus, who left the network in 2013, knew that Williams' updated version of his tale was not true before the anchor's admission Wednesday evening. The paper also says NBC News executives had counseled Williams to stop telling the story.

Despite Brokaw's campaign, the paper says NBC will take no action against Williams, believing that his on-air apology Wednesday will suffice.

"He is not going to be suspended or reprimanded in any way," one source told the paper. "He has the full support of NBC News."
Tom Brokaw seems to assume that NBC should display some professionalism and integrity, and exhibit ethical standards.

Apparently, that's not going to happen.

NBC News is a joke.

End of story.

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