He’s off to the war zone, to see how he can help

It's the least I can do for my country

It’s the least I can do for my country

Williams announces he’ll be taking a time out from the “news” desk.

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41 responses to “He’s off to the war zone, to see how he can help

  1. Walt

    Dude –

    Are they interviewing for fill ins? If so, I think we should try out. We could be a team like Brinkley and Cronkite. Like Huntley and Brokaw. We could be up there with all the legendary news teams.

    Tag name “Walt and Load”? Tag name “Walt and Loser”? Tag Name “The Nightly News – We Deliver it Straight, So Be Prepared Ladies”.

    This could be a good gig for us Dude. I think being on TV increases our chances of scoring some quim exponentially!! I don’t know why, but it does. It’s a fact. Does that mean females are shallow? Just wondering.

    Anyhows, do you think America is ready for the truth? I am not letting them slap makeup on my face, and then turn me into a talking puppet with someone’s finger up my ass. Although, quite honestly, depending on whose finger it is, I may change my mind.

    Anyhows again, ignoring that little weakness of mine, WE ARE GOING TO DELIVER REAL NEWS!!

    I want an interview with Al Sharpton, to talk about his tax compliance. And I also want to ask him how his head got so big. And I want an interview with DICK Blumenthal, to ask him why anyone should believe him after he obviously lied. I want you to interview the Wookie, because she scares me. No worries Dude, I will write the questions for you so you don’t look like the bumbling idiot that you are.

    And Steph would make for a good puff piece. Correct? I will puff that one alone.

    Make some calls and get us an interview. We will revolutionize the nightly news!!

    Your Pal,
    Walt

    • AJ

      A two man team? But what if Williams could save his career by becoming a one-man/two-man team? I mean, he’s talking out of his ass already, so he’s already halfway there. Right? The clip below describes the plan. I think he could do it. He’s come under fire before and proved to be a man of action. I think this one’s definitely a go.

  2. Fox

    Increasingly it seems to me the far bigger scandal is NBC management’s failure to fire this liar at once.

    In turn, that calls into question the suitability of NBC to continue to hold FCC licenses to operate more than two dozen television stations including huge money makers such as WNBC in New York and KNBC in Los Angeles.

    • Peg

      Maybe they don’t want to fire him, because then they’d need to have a fire sale?

      How many of us honestly think Williams is the only one?

    • anonymous

      Maureen Dowd’s column today is all about Williams and how long NBC execs knew.

      “NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.”

      • I read that Dowd column myself – Drudge linked to it – and I found myself agreeing with everything she said, from this blustering fraud’s constant attempts to pretend he was a hero to, more significantly, the collapse of TV “news” to an entertainment venue, with no concern for actual news or analysis and total focus on ratings.

        • housecat

          Lots of interesting reads in the Times review section today, including a column blasting anti-vaxxers, and one describing the hardships Obamacare has inflicted on regular middle class people. I kid you not.

    • Riverside Dog Walker

      While stuck in traffic Friday morning, I listened to an interview with Frank Rich on WOR. For someone best know as a theatre critic, Rich as always impressed me with his perspective and grasp of issues. His opinion is that as long as Williams was pulling in good ratings, NBC execs didn’t care. This is a business, after all. However, the remaining viewers of the network nightly news programs are an old demographic, to whom things like telling the truth matter. This forced NBC’s hand. After all, these people don’t really report news, they are in the infotainment business.

      He also compared and contrasted this incident with Hillary’s claim of coming under sniper fire in Bosnia. His view is that everyone knows that politicians lie, but people still think news anchors are supposed to have integrity (Walter Cronkite being the most trusted man in America) and are intolerant of evidence to the contrary.

      Talking about Hillary, he feels she has the worst aspects of being a Clinton and none of the good aspects Bill Clinton has, such as intelligence, charisma, good public speaker, etc. She also doesn’t stand for anything other than wanting to be elected.

      An interesting 10 minutes or so.

  3. Al Dente

    Replace him with Rev. Al
    NBC needs a good comedy show.

  4. Anonymous

    Williams and most of the network news anchors have been misleading viewers for years. He just got caught doing something both unnecessary and stupid. If your primary news source is the evening news from just one of the 3 major networks, or from just one of the three 24 hour cable news stations, you would have very different views of what’s going on. Try an experiment. For just a couple of weeks, watch the first half-hour of Brett Baier on FoxNews from 6 to 6:30 PM and then switch to Brian Williams on NBC from 6:30 to 7 PM. You will not only see a different slant on the news, but on any number of key stories you would think each anchor was covering a different planet.

  5. AJ

    The only thing missing from the evening news? The epic music.

    Brian Williams presents . . . THE EVENING NEWS

  6. AJ

    Speaking of war zones, you’re living in one now. Which side will you choose? Individual rights and freedoms, or the right of the police to kick your door down, shoot your dog, and disfigure your children with flash bangs (grenades).

    ‘Connecticut Bill Would Effectively Nullify Federal Marijuana Prohibition’

    “A bill introduced in Connecticut would authorize marijuana to be taxed and regulated similar to alcohol, legalizing the plant, and effectively rejecting the federal prohibition on the same.

    House Bill 6703 (HB6703) was introduced on Jan. 30 by State Rep. Juan Candelaria (D-95). If this bill is successful, Connecticut would become the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the legislature rather than the popular vote.

    HB6703 states simply “that the general statutes be amended to allow marijuana use for persons twenty-one years of age and older, and to regulate the sale, possession, use and growth of marijuana.” The bill offers no further details as to how marijuana would be regulated by the state once it is legalized. . . .”

    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/02/connecticut-bill-would-effectively-nullify-federal-marijuana-prohibition/

  7. AJ

    Drugs are bad, but the drug war is worse. It’s possible that legalizing marijuana could be a huge public-health win.

  8. AJ

    Legal Weed Is Making So Much Money It’s Actually A Problem

    https://screen.yahoo.com/legal-weed-making-much-money-174821638.html

    • Anonymous

      Hey AJ, is it true that Obamacare requires that everyone gets a microchip implanted by 2017 and that it will allow them to track our movements and link to our bank accounts?

      • AJ

        Shouldn’t you be asking the Oracle: Your friend the cat over at Snopes who scratches down to the very bottom of the litter box to get at the truth no matter how bad it smells.

  9. anonymous

    Leave it to the NYPost to have the final word on Williams.

    • AJ

      Bruce Jenner death crash? He changes himself into a woman and first thing, what does he do? (S)He goes out and crashes his/her car. Damn! What’s next, a Rolling Stone Story of his faux rape?

  10. Walt

    Dude –

    Did you score us the interview to host the Nightly News? We are going to call it “Walt and the Weasel”. It is going to revolutionize nightly news.

    I will do the intro. “Good Evening America, and hello Steph. I know Buddy Hackett can’t possibly be satisfying you sexually, so call me. I am only five minutes away. You won’t be disappointed”. I will try and slip in some dirty talk, but they may bleep me. You can do the close.

    Then we cover the serious news. Bruce Jenner!! You can take that one, because you can relate on an emotional level. You can also cover weather and global warming, and light bulbs, because I know those topics really yank your crank. Although hiring a bodacious Weather Girl may make sense. Better idea!! LET’S HIRE WEATHER TWINS!!

    I will cover the really serious topics that people care about. Barry’s gay lifestyle. The war in Europe. Steph’s comings and goings.

    We will keep it topical, light and breezy. People don’t want to be depressed. NO MIDDLE EAST COVERAGE!! Barry is just letting us get our asses kicked over there, so why depress people? It’s bad for ratings.

    We can do a “Point – Counter Point” at the close of the show. The first one will be you defending the Nazi’s for bombing Pearl Harbor.

    This is going to be HUGE Dude. People are ready for the truth. Do you think we can do it at 2:00 so it doesn’t ruin my dinner time? And can we shoot it in town to avoid the commute? AND WE AREN’T WEARING SUITS!!

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  11. AJ

    A Common Core student wants to know what all the fuss is about.

  12. anonymous

    Alert to Chris R: so many opportunities for your great photos/links as The Grammy Awards Red Carpet processional goes on.

    Madonna. Oh my goodness. Minnie Mouse outfit. Then she mooned a camera to show off her black thong. Hurry. Do your thing.