Brian Williams: "I Rode Out Katrina; Saw Dead Body Floating"

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  1. InTheLight

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    Says he looked out his hotel window and saw a dead body floating face down in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Also said he interacted with people that he later found out had died.

    http://youtu.be/TVXAxHFjiOk
     
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    More methane production?
     
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    :laugh:.................:laugh:

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    Ahhh.... Lyin' Williams saved a baby puppy once, when he was a volunteer firefighter.

    I remember one such house fire — the structure was fully involved with flames and smoke. I was wearing a breathing apparatus, conducting a search on my hands and knees, when I felt something warm, squishy and furry on the floor of a closet. I instinctively tucked it in my coat. When I got outside, I saw two small eyes staring up at me, and I returned the 3-week-old (and very scared) puppy to its grateful owners.

    http://www.usaweekend.com/article/2...unteer-fireman-wildfire-good-he-hopes-set-now
     
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    I was just going to post this. Brian Wilson saves a puppy.
     
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    Brian Williams was in the Beach Boys? :tongue3:
     
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    That's next. How he wrote the harmonies for "I get around".
     
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    And the lyrics for "Still in Saigon"
     
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    Another product from NJ.....working in NYC. Should I be surprised?
     
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    He was the sixth Marx Brother.

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    As Peter Hart (FAIR Blog, 3/31/14) writes, US intelligence claims about a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border are just that–claims–and should be treated as such until they can be independently verified. On NBC Nightly News (3/28/14), however, anchor Brian Williams and Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski not only took these claims as gospel, they used them as the jumping off point for alarmist speculation.

    http://fair.org/blog/2014/03/31/intelligence-sources-play-an-early-april-fools-joke-on-nbc-news/

    Who's the bigger fool. The liar or the one who believe's the liar's lies without question?
     
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    Bro. Curtis, best one yet! LOL!
     
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    Yep, I heard the puppy story, too - guess this guy fancies himself as some sort of superhero.

    NBC News doesn't want to, but they're going to have to force Brian to resign now that Tom Brokaw has turned against him. And they say FOX News lies . . .
     
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    They all lie. It's amazing to me you all know this but still choose to believe them when they tell you what you want to hear.

    Well, I guess it's not all that amazing.

    Brian Williams’ Lie: The Bigger Picture

    Star News Anchor’s Fib In Context

    What should we make of Brian Williams’ admission that he lied about his helicopter being forced down in Iraq?

    Initially, he may have lied about other things, as well.

    But there’s a bigger story here …

    Mainstream reporters are ALWAYS pro-war, acting as cheerleaders for the military-industrial complex and propagandists for the government.

    Christian Christensen writes today:

    Williams’ sad attempt to inject himself into the fabric of the violence is getting more ink and airplay than the non-existence of WMD did back in the early-to-mid 2000s: a lie that provided the justification for a military action that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

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    The current focus on an inane untruth told by one celebrity news anchor has overshadowed the bigger picture about the US media and Iraq.

    Digby notes that Williams’ Iraq lie served the pro-war narrative:

    The lie about William’s getting shot down reinforced several ideas and narratives.

    1) Iraq is a scary place and needs control. Reporters need to be embedded with “the troops” for their own protection. The green zone briefing tent gives the media what they need to know. Shorthand for staying put? “Remember what happened to Brian Williams.”

    2) We need to fight these people, they are fighting us.

    “They aren’t throwing flowers and sweets at us you peace-loving hippies! They SHOT AT BRIAN WILLIAMS! Of COURSE we had to kill everyone in the area!”

    3) People with “skin in the game” sell the war better. Some in the military knew it was a lie, but why spoil Williams’ great story? “Let the baby have his bottle.”

    4) Excitement! Ratings! Stories about people trying to kill rich innocent journalists are exciting! People at home can feel better about killing Iraq’s when America’s Favorite 30 Rock guest star is almost killed.

    Getting the perspectives of the poor innocent Iraqis is boring and makes people at home feel bad. I’m falling asleep just typing that sentence.

    5) The biggest relate-able celebrity is always used to pitch the story. Want to tell a story about the massive tsunami in another country? Tell the story of the white supermodel caught in it.

    6) Use the “missing white woman” story for war. The decision by NBC and Williams to co-opt a real person’s experience was useful to get the public’s attention and empathy using someone they could relate to.

    Continue . . . http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/brian-williams-lies-context.html
     
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    The Cowardly and Despicable American Presstitutes

    February 5, 2015. There is a brouhaha underway about an American journalist who told a story about being in a helicopter in a war zone. The helicopter was hit and had to land. Which war zone and when I don’t know. The US has created so many war zones that it is difficult to keep up with them all, and as you will see, I am not interested in the story for its own sake.

    It turns out that the journalist has remembered incorrectly. He was in a helicopter in a war zone, but it wasn’t hit and didn’t have to land. The journalist has been accused of lying in order to make himself seem to be “a more seasoned war correspondent than he is.”

    The journalist’s presstitute colleagues are all over him with accusations. He has even had to apologize to the troops. Which troops and why is unclear. The American requirement that everyone apologize for every word reminds me of the old Soviet practice, real or alleged by anti-communists, that required Soviet citizens to self-criticize.

    National Public Radio (2-5-15) thought this story of the American journalist was so important that the program played a recording of the journalist telling his story. It sounded like a good story to me. The audience enjoyed it and was laughing. The journalist telling the story did not claim any heroism on his part or any failure on the part of the helicopter crew. It is normal for helicopters to take hits in war zones.

    Having established that the journalist had actually stated that the helicopter was hit when in fact it wasn’t, NPR brought on the program a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, an expert on “false memory.” The psychologist explained various reasons a person might have false memories, making the point that it is far from uncommon and that the journalist is most likely just another example. But the NPR presstitute still wanted to know if the journalist had intentionally lied in order to make himself look good. It was never explained why it made a journalist look good to be in a helicopter forced to land. But few presstitutes get to this depth of questioning.

    Continue . . . http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/02/05/cowardly-despicable-american-presstitutes/
     

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