5 Reasons Why Brian Williams Will Not be Hillary’s Veep*

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Rumors are swirling that, as NBC launches an internal investigation into more than one now-suspect autobiographical stories he has told, Brian Williams may step down from his anchor desk, and his role as Managing Editor at NBC News.A source at the network says the atmosphere is muted; it's all heads-down-nose-to-grindstone over there right now, with many wondering why Williams felt the need to embellish a story, when covering a war zone is already brave and praiseworthy work?Was the … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Brian Williams’ Non-Apology is Worse Than You Think

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He was an award-winning newswriter for CBS News for over two decades, during which time he amassed a mess of awards, including an Emmy, a Peabody award, Writer's Guild awards and I forget what else, and in three fast steps, Deacon Greg spells out why Brian Williams' non-apology not only fails, but further-damages his credibility:What was wrong with that? Let me count the ways. 1. There’s the deflection in the first sentence. Williams seems to be saying: “I was only trying to do something goo … [Read more...]