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February 10, 2015

NBC’s Williams Angling for Comedy Job

NBC News anchor Brian Williams lied repeatedly about his experience in Iraq, but also perhaps about other events in his career. Given this unsettling truth, NBC could no longer just ignore the problem. “We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months,” the network wrote Tuesday. “The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. … While on Nightly News on Friday, January 30, 2015, Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.” Of course, deceit is nothing new for the Leftmedia, but the Williams episode is really quite astonishing. And it will cost him about $5 million. In related news, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart announced he will leave the “Daily Show,” so, if things don’t work out for Williams at NBC, maybe the two comics could simply swap roles. More…

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