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Enumerati

Williams ‘Embellished’ 11 Times

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“A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe,” the Washington Post reports.

Verbatim

Williams Blames Brokaw

Chalk one up for Brokaw.

— NBC News anchor Brian Williams, quoted by Vanity Fair, talking to a friend about why he was suspended from his anchor chair.

Verbatim

Is Brian Williams Done as NBC’s National News Anchor?

Nobody can say Williams doesn’t deserve the scrutiny he’s now facing. If a politician, corporate leader, university professor or prominent clergyman made similarly inaccurate claims, the press would be digging their professional graves with backhoes… Now the once respected anchor has become a national punching-bag, as Twitter nation, comedians and wise guys have taken to mocking him. How long Williams can take the abuse depends on how much more his critics dig up on him.

— Jack Shafer, writing for Politico.

Poetic Justice

Brian’s A-Lyin’

Brian Williams seemed as trustworthy as a friar,
It looked like his career could only go higher.
We thought he was a reporter,
But turns out he’s a bullshitter.
He’s just another lower-than-a-snake’s-belly liar.