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FeXL Feb 5th, 2015 02:36 PM

Yet another reason why I don't watch MSM News
 
NBC’s Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest

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NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for [12] years.
Further:

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Williams told his Nightly News audience that the erroneous claim was part of a "bungled attempt" to thank soldiers who helped protect him in Iraq in 2003. “I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. “I want to apologize.”
A mistake. One that was perpetuated over the course of a dozen years & only brought to light because servicemen, people who actually have come under fire in the defence of their country, got tired of your lies. Well, that makes it all better, no?

Apology not accepted. The mud on the boots of these soldiers has more integrity than you, Brian Williams. Hold your head high...

SINC Feb 5th, 2015 02:43 PM

And an eerily similar construed reporting attempt back in 1977 that I witnessed, is why I have never again trusted CBC-TV news since. Manufacturing news is just plain fraud and CBC-TV is guilty as hell.

FeXL Feb 5th, 2015 02:58 PM

You've told me of that event.

The thing that offends me the most is that all of these events are brushed off as minor offences in the grand scheme of things. Where is the accountability? What recourse does John Q. Citizen have? There is little to none, save turning off the channel. All that accomplishes is that MSM ends up preaching to the "too stupid to care" or "too dumb to know the difference" voter, who laps it up like kool-aid.

CubaMark Feb 5th, 2015 04:35 PM

The really, sadly, funny thing? As much as those on the Right distrust the MSM, those on the left do as well.

As for Williams - a mistake - no, you don't mistakenly tell people you were on a helicopter forced down by enemy fire when you were in fact on a helicopter that happened to follow the same path an hour later. This was out-and-out lying to make himself seem more ... manly? brave? I don't know the psychology of that one....

I do wish, though, that y'all would be as critical of those numb-nuts at Fox News and Sun News, who do this on a far more frequent basis.

FeXL Feb 5th, 2015 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by CubaMark (Post 1896657)
The really, sadly, funny thing? As much as those on the Right distrust the MSM, those on the left do as well.

Bull$hit. The left eats this crap up like a baby eating pablum.

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Originally Posted by CubaMark (Post 1896657)
I do wish, though, that y'all would be as critical of those numb-nuts at Fox News and Sun News, who do this on a far more frequent basis.

Bull$hit, again. Case in point. How long did it take for the Lefty Press Corpse to report anything on Shrillary & Benghazi? It took over a year.

Another case in point: Globull Warming.

And another: The Charlie Foxtrot known as Obamacare.

Yet one more: No boots on the ground.

I could go on for pages & pages, listing events that have seen little to no coverage from the MSM and even more that finally came out due to the pressure exerted by conservative blogs months after they occurred. They've all got the Democrats back, every damn one of them.

CubaMark Feb 5th, 2015 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by FeXL (Post 1896681)
I could go on for pages & pages, listing events that have seen little to no coverage from the MSM and even more that finally came out due to the pressure exerted by conservative blogs months after they occurred. They've all got the Democrats back, every damn one of them.

Ah, I see the problem. You think the Democrats are on the Left.

That's really quite funny...

Macfury Feb 5th, 2015 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by CubaMark (Post 1896745)
Ah, I see the problem. You think the Democrats are on the Left.

That's really quite funny...

Not left of communists, such as yourself.

CubaMark Feb 5th, 2015 06:30 PM

Here's a MSM story that somehow managed to not be broadcast....

Global News Disappeared a Koch Brothers Exposé | CANADALAND

An investigative report into the billionaire Koch brothers' connections to Canada was pulled from Global's newsmagazine show 16x9 shortly before broadcast, and an article published on the same topic was scrubbed from GlobalNews.ca, CANADALAND has learned.

Macfury Feb 5th, 2015 07:06 PM

Livesey's been a dour communist since he graduated from Ryerson. No wonder the thing got scotched.

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Originally Posted by CubaMark (Post 1896761)
Here's a MSM story that somehow managed to not be broadcast....

Global News Disappeared a Koch Brothers Exposé | CANADALAND

An investigative report into the billionaire Koch brothers' connections to Canada was pulled from Global's newsmagazine show 16x9 shortly before broadcast, and an article published on the same topic was scrubbed from GlobalNews.ca, CANADALAND has learned.


FeXL Feb 5th, 2015 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CubaMark (Post 1896761)
Here's a MSM story that somehow managed to not be broadcast....

Ooooo, the Koch Bros investing in Canada. Stunning news. Yeah, I can see the impact that story would carry, compared to, say, any of the 4 I noted in my post.

<shaking my head>...

Do you think the Democrats are on the political right?

<shaking my head>, again...


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