Friday, February 13, 2015


photo by Steve Rhodes

We may not agree about everything, but can we agree news reporters should be honest?  NBC Nightly News Host Brian Williams has had a rough couple of weeks--brought on it would appear by himself--for not quite giving us the straight poop, as they say.  (Yuck, why do they say that??

"In a piece on Jan. 30 on Nightly News, Williams took Command Sergeant Major Tim Terpak, who just retired with three bronze stars, to a New York Rangers hockey game . . . In honoring Terpak, Williams told the story of his [Williams'] helicopter being hit by an RPG, but that wasn't accurate."   news link   Other newsworthy possible untruths have surfaced as well.  

Williams has been suspended for 6 months without pay as both NBC Nightly News managing editor, and anchor.  His immediate boss, Deborah Turness, and Steve Burke, the CEO of NBC Universal expressed their strong disapproval of his actions, say there is an internal review ongoing, and believe down the line Williams deserves a second chance.

I lie about what size jeans I fit in, and that's not good to do . . . admittedly my bottom has less relevance in world news.

Principle in the type:  "Honesty is the best policy."  Benjamin Franklin


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