An esteemed war journalist says he witnessed Syrian jihadis slaughter Christians. Evidence of a war crime—or a Brian Williams moment?
Billy Crystal joined HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel to discuss his unique take on athletes behaving badly. The legendary comedian, who was one the very first episode of Real Sports back in 1995, discusses how modern athletes are overexposed because of social media. Show More Summary
You know you're in trouble if you're a liberal TV host and a reporter with the far-left Huffington Post demands you receive the same punishment as NBC News anchor Brian Williams: suspension “for six months without pay and his future cast in doubt.” That's what Denny Dressman called for in an article entitled “The Stephanopoulos Verdict: Nothing Less Than Williams Got.”
Suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams won’t be appearing on the Lincoln Awards airing tonight on PBS, after all. Instead there will be a taped intro from First Lady Michelle Obama. Williams, who hosted the event back in January that honored people who help military veterans and their families, voluntarily bowed out according to […]
Six Baltimore officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. They are (top row from left) Caesar Goodson Jr., Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and (bottom row from left) William Porter, Brian Rice and Alicia White. (Baltimore Police Department via … Continue reading ?
Here’s another military site where Brian Williams won’t be seen: the Lincoln Awards Friday night on PBS.
Suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has had his name edited out of most of NBC’s on-air and online branding, and ahead of the PBS broadcast of the Lincoln Awards ceremony Friday, Williams has been scrubbed out of that as...Show More Summary
Suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams has withdrawn from a hosting job he had scheduled. The AP reports that Williams opted out of the PBS presentation of the inaugural Lincoln Awards, which is set to air Friday. First lady Michelle...
Today's question before the court (of public opinion) involves network news anchors Brian Williams and George Stephanopoulos. Is one's crime against media credibility and public trust worse than the other's? Williams embellished (many...Show More Summary
In a hyper-competitive fight for ratings as cable news viewership drops, MSNBC has seemed about as clever and competitive as a piano falling down a flight of stairs. Last Wednesday, the network hit a ten-year-low with an average audience in the demo of just 50,000. Show More Summary
"The seven-year deal — which dwarfs the five-year, $50 million contract scored by since-suspended NBC rival Brian Williams — was supposed to keep Stephanopoulos in front of ABC’s cameras through 2021."
IT SANK A LONG TIME AGO: Howard Kurtz: George Stephanopoulos, Brian Williams and the media’s sinking reputation. When these episodes erupt, critics carp about how this or that organization has suffered a grievous blow. What’s often missed is that all of us who practice journalism suffer as well, that it reinforces public doubts about whether the […]
George Stephanopoulos renewed his contract with ABC last year for $105 million, the New York Post reports. “The seven-year deal — which dwarfs the five-year, $50 million contract scored by since-suspended NBC rival Brian Williams — was supposed to keep [...]
Here all this time you thought Brian Williams was the most overpaid blow-dried hack on television. Remarkably ABC News has given Clinton stooge George Stephanopoulos a contract in excess of $100 million. Just imagine if he had any discernible talent. You … Continued
In her two-part interview with departing Late Show host David Letterman on CBS Sunday Morning, Jane Pauley explained how Letterman was a “bit player” in the Brian Williams fiasco. It was on Letterman’s show in March, 2013 that Williams claimed he was in a helicopter that was fired upon during the early days of the Iraq war. Show More Summary
LLOYD GROVE: A Weak Apology Won’t End George Stephanopoulos’ Clinton Problem. The Brian Williams comparison has got to hurt: “Willams wrapped himself in the flag; Stephanopoulos cloaked himself in charity.” Plus: It is hard to argue that asking tough questions of a charity’s critic on the air—as Stephanopoulos did last month with Schweizer, whose much-publicized […]
LISTEN HERE, STARTING AT ABOUT 32 MINUTES, to hear George Stephanopoulos talk about Brian Williams. “You’re a newsman.”
THE STEPHANOPOULOS TRIFECTA, over at Ed Driscoll.com: ? More Stephanopoulos Conflicts of Interest Emerge. ? ABC and Stephanopoulos ‘Make Brian Williams Look Like An Eagle Scout.’ ? ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Donated $50,000 to Clinton. Yes, it’s now up to $75,000. But don’t miss the video featuring Stephanopoulos playing giggling straight man to Diane Sawyer as […]
Brian Williams has some company in the news anchor hot seat.
Conservatives smell blood in the water at ABC News after George Stephanopoulos first apologized for not disclosing $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation and then said he never should have made the donations in the first pla...