This picture was developed from film in a camera found in the rebble of the wtc!!!!!! Person in picture still not identified. Almost immediately, the debunking began: How did the camera survive the crash? Why was the guy dressed so warmly on a late summer day? The deck wasn't open yet. Wrong kind of plane.
Why brian williams can't stand matt lauer
Brian Williams is indeed in a tough spot. Now he has voluntarily stepped down from the anchor desk to wait out the scandal. But Williams is likely going to be fine. NBC has always positioned him less as a journalist and more as an entertainer.
The former generation of nightly news anchors, of which Walter Cronkite was the Platonic ideal, was seen as a bunch of serious men who covered serious topics and had to be trusted by the people of America. You believed every word he said, but he never seemed like he would be a particularly fun or interesting person to sit next to at a dinner party.
Dan Rather, one of the key figures of this generation, was deposed from his role as managing editor at CBS after a scandal about some shoddy reporting 10 years ago. He might have fared a bit better if he was working today, when he would probably be less a reporter and more a person who delivers the news.
Williams belongs to this new generation of anchors, expected to keep us entertained as well as informed. NBC has always positioned Williams with these two. Williams has had a longstanding friendship and fake feud with Jon Stewarta fake newsman if there ever was one.
Then there was an interview he did with Willie Geist, now of the Today show, where he joked about doing crystal meth to get him going in the morning. In fact, most young people know Williams more from these stunts than they do from watching the nightly news, which, across the board, has seen its audience dwindle and age.
Brian williams is now 'tourist guy'
In a world where people get their news from all points on the spectrum of serious to silly, network news has to live in the middle, a sweet spot that is much frothier than the days of the Vietnam War and the Iran hostage standoff. But more and more people, young people especially, prefer the Jon Stewart model to the Tom Brokaw model.
Williams is the only one of the news anchors currently on the air who gets that, and NBC has always allowed him to express his comedic side and even seemingly encouraged it. Will repeatedly telling his anecdote about being under fire in Iraq hurt his credibility? Somewhat, for sure.
Brian Moylan. Sun 8 Feb .
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