Brian Williams

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Should Brian Williams be fired?

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  3. Who cares? I never believe any of them anyway!

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  1. Mal Campbell

    Mal Campbell Well-Known Member
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    With the news that Brian Williams and NBC lied about his "helicopter accident", do you think that he should be fired? This really calls into question the veracity of all of his stories - which then begs the question - are any of the anchors completely truthful and honest when reporting sensational news events?
     
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  2. Pat Baker

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    Back in the day you would see on tv the reporter trying to get the story because the public needs to know, now I think it is we are goint to create a story to tell the public whether it is true or not. In the position that he has he could not afford to very the truth in any manner, the results be damaging to his reliability.
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    Our news outlets today are pretty much like what we were always told about Pravda.
     
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    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    He shouldn't be fired. He apologized on national television just as others have done. If anything the bigwigs have realized that some checks need to be put in place or were not utilized if they were in place. Of course, there is always 'the fall guy.'
     
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  5. Yvonne Smith

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    If you look on youtube, there are videos of reporters that are obviously cases of fake reporting.
    Many times, every news station says virtually the same exact words when reporting an incident, even though they are from different news channels and companies.
    One video shows a "satellite interview" between the news anchor and another reporter, and you can see the same vehicles driving down the street behind them. They are both in different parts of the SAME parking lot ! !

    Here is one that shows the "live interview" being taped in the newsroom studio with fake props, and then the actual news broadcast as it was bing shown on CNN, and portrayed as being shot on location.
    One reporter protects himself by putting on a gas mask, and the other one puts on a helmet. How ridiculous is that ?

     
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  6. John Stone

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    I remember seeing that fake CNN video before. It would be hilarious if it wasn't for the fact they were reporting on a war where people got killed. I'm sure there's tons of fakery going on all the time just to sensationalize things and get viewer eyeballs. It's not just recently though. It's been going on as long as there's been some form of news. Probably happened in Roman times as well.
     
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