Normally, I might have some empathy for Brian Williams; he has been publicly humiliated, and has lost his standing as a respected news anchor.
But we do not live in normal times, not with a POTUS who draws a moral equivalence between ISIS and Christianity, and who is passive with our enemies and passive-aggressive with the GOP.
Although I rarely watch any MSM news shows, I do remember catching a segment on NBC, in June, ’09, that I had found troubling:
Brian Williams, over a period of several days, had aired a two-hour special about the new president and his life in the White House.
At the end of the last segment, I was shocked when Williams, saying goodbye, bowed to Obama.
Brian Williams marks ten years as anchor of NBC Nightly News on Tuesday night and it’s been a decade full of absurdly softball interviews with Barack Obama and trashing of Republicans and Tea Partiers….
Brian Williams: “About this president. The very idea of this man, this product of Kenya and Kansas by way of Hawaii and Asia, as our 44th president is still so very new. And he is so different from all the men who’ve gone before him. People react strongly to this president. We’ve seen people moved to tears after just the briefest encounter with him…Now it is First Family time and time for us to say goodnight. Mr. President that’s your elevator. Thank you sir, have a good evening. (Bows)
Barack Obama: Appreciate it very much. Thank you very much Brian.
Good riddance, Brian Williams…