Turning a “blind eye” to lies…..
It’s no secret that the mainstream media has a liberal “spin”. We just didn’t know until recently, that the spin took the proportions of a Chinook main rotor blade. But now we do.
It seems NBC knew all along they had a big, fat, liar on their hands. They just chose to look the other way, and claim there wasn’t an “infrastructure” (or maybe a DESIRE) in place, to do anything about it. Deja vu.
Do you remember the game from childhood called “Telephone, telephone” or something of the like, where one kid whispers something to the kid next to them in a circle, and so it goes down the line until the last kid states what he heard? The statement is NOTHING, not even CLOSE to the original statement.
I even did this with a group of eighth graders as an object lesson on gossip. It’s unbelievable what comes out to the “conveyor belt” of interpretation. Truth matters folks, and liars su*k.
According to Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, NBC News executives knew Brian Williams had a problem with the truth but the infrastructure wasn’t in place to do anything about it. Per Dowd, things were so bad with Williams that his “flourishes to puff himself up” became “a joke in the news division.”
HIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.
NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.
But the caustic media big shots who once roamed the land were gone, and “there was no one around to pull his chain when he got too over-the-top,” as one NBC News reporter put it.
It seemed pathological because Williams already had the premier job, so why engage in résumé inflation? And you don’t get those jobs because of your derring-do.
What makes me even sicker is how Williams blames his big fat lie on “an attempt to thank” someone. What a crock. How about we send all of the liars to a country that follows a religion that teaches lying is O.K….namely a Muslim nation.
I guess we shoulda know Brian Williams was a liar; he has a crooked face.