We’ve visited with Brian Williams a few times here already. We’ve had to show him what an honest newsman looks like since he totally ignored Grubergate.
What have they (NBC News) found more newsworthy since the first Gruber video came to light Nov. 7? Topics include cold weather, Ferguson unrest, Tom Brokaw getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a barber, Black Friday, the Ford F-150, Penicillin allergies, more cold weather, aspirin, Giancarlo Stanton, and how cold it is outside.
For Williams, shielding Obama from criticism is part of the job. He has a long history of being an Obama kiss-ass. The Media Research Center put together an entertaining history of Williams’ sycophantic proclivities. There’s this one:
The New and Improved U.S.A.
“This nation woke up this morning changed. As one columnist put it, America matured in 2008 by choosing Barack Obama.”
— Anchor Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News, Nov. 5, 2008.
and this one
Love at First Sight: Williams Swoons for Then-Senator Obama
“Tonight, the overnight sensation surrounding a Senator with real star power may have changed everything for the Democrats in the run for the White House….Illinois Democratic Senator Barack Obama wrapped up a weeklong book tour on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday morning with remarks that rocked the political world.”
— NBC’s Brian Williams introducing an October 23, 2006 Nightly News story on Obama’s hint he may run in 2008.
And who could forget his bowing to Obama?
Yuck. I don’t think even Josh Earnest bows to Obama. What a sop.
Let’s recall that Brian Williams gets off watching his daughter’s sex scenes.
Yes, even the bracing sex scenes, which included a moment in this past Sunday night’s episode that saw Allison’s character, Marnie, head into a public restroom to masturbate. Williams said he felt “unmitigated joy” watching Marnie’s “awkward sex scenes.”
Lena Dunham and David Letterman shared this exchange:
On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Girls star Lena Dunham said that not only is NBC’s Brian Williams often on the set for the filming of this sex-packed HBO program, the cast jokes about having a “BriWi-cam” on him to gauge his reactions to his daughter Allison’s sex scenes.
DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: We had Brian Williams on the show the other night. His daughter, one of your lovely stars.
LENA DUNHAM: Allison.
LETTERMAN: Yes. And I didn’t talk to him specifically about it, but from the shows that I have, if I were the father of one of the women on the program, I’d, you know, maybe just a little, whoa.
DUNHAM: It’s true.
LETTERMAN: You know what I’m saying?
DUNHAM: He’s surprisingly jaunty about the whole thing. I mean, my Dad sort of takes a perverse pleasure in it. Like people will say to him like, “God, you must be so upset watching Lena get naked and have sex in all these odd positions.” And he kind of goes like, “No, I love it, I’m so proud.” He like really wants to defy people’s expectations. And but Brian is like, Brian’s on the set more than some of our PAs.
Normally fathers who enjoy seeing their daughters nude are not regarded well, unless they’re liberals.
More recently, the truth has finally found its way into the light regarding Williams’ heroic war action.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday that he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, recanting a claim that he and the network had repeated for years — most recently on Friday night.
Contrary to Williams’ past claims that he was traveling in a Chinook helicopter that was hit by two rockets and small arms fire on March 24, he arrived at the scene in a separate helicopter about an hour later. He apparently was never in any danger, and the Chinook that took fire, one of three in its formation, was able to make an emergency landing with no casualties.
Not content to leave bad enough alone, he made things even worse:
“I want to apologize,” Williams said on Wednesday night’s broadcast of NBC Nightly News. “I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.”
A “following aircraft” as in one hour later.
You can see the “evolution” of Williams’ account here.
It’s hard to keep a straight face when you read Williams’ assertion that:
“I would not have chosen to make this mistake.”
But you did, Brian.
Williams’ veracity now is subject to even more scrutiny. While in New Orleans post-Katrina, Williams has told two different versions of a story. In one version he saw a man commit suicide, and in another only heard about it.
He also claimed to see a dead man float by his hotel window, despite the fact that the area in which his hotel was located was not under water.
This morning on Fox News Howie Kurtz said that NBC could not fire Williams because he is NBC News. Not firing him would say a lot more about NBC News. The face of NBC News is a pervert and a liar.