The usually leftist Daily Beast has a title that at least ASKS the right question:
Why Is Brian Williams Good Enough for MSNBC, but Not NBC?
The suspended ‘Nightly News’ anchor is reportedly staying at 30 Rock—but going to work for NBC News’s ratings-challenged corporate sibling. How the move raises even more awkward questions.
Lloyd Grove 06.18.151:38 AM ET
For whatever reason, Lloyd Grove never actually bothers to answer his own question. He merely reports the awkward factoid that:
Multiple spokespeople at NBC News and MSNBC were contacted by The Daily Beast on Wednesday night but either didn’t respond or declined to comment. Williams’s agent/attorney, Washington lawyer Robert Barnett—who according to CNN’s Brian Stelter had been spotted in meetings with NBC execs in recent days—didn’t reply to an email seeking comment.
Grove at least provides a partial listing of the sins against all credibility that Williams inflicted on his own reputation:
The leaks, which at times seemed orchestrated from within the NBC executive suite at 30 Rockefeller Center, concerned his on- and off-air exaggerations of a helicopter ride during the Iraq War and his anecdotes about witnessing a suicide, seeing a floating body during Hurricane Katrina, and looking Egyptian thugs straight in the eye as they whipped protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring, among other tall tales reportedly uncovered by an internal NBC News investigation.
Williams initially offered an on-air apology February 4 after being caught in an exaggeration by the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes, when he claimed erroneously on his newscast that during a visit to Iraq in 2003, he was a passenger in a helicopter that was hit and forced to the ground by a rocket-propelled grenade. It turned out that Williams—who told the same war story on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman as well as on actor Alec Baldwin’s interview program on WNYC radio—was riding in a helicopter that took no fire and was some distance away from the action, according to multiple Iraq War veterans who were on the scene and spoke to Stars and Stripes.
So, given the fact that we at least have a darn good question but nothing close to an answer, would you like to hear the answer I literally gave back-to-back two days in a row just over the last three days? On June 16 I wrote and on June 17 I quoted myself as having written the following – with the caveat that on both occasions recent events gave me ample evidence to state it as a FACT – that gets you to the heart of why THE network established to be THE Democrat Party mouthpiece would hire a documented liar as a “reporter”:
It’s really beyond amazing, now, the willingness to be deceived and to engage in self-deception the way the left is. Everything under the sun is just an atheist-driven postmodernist and existentialist-based “social construct” with them, whether it’s the humanity of a baby in the womb or the nature of male-female relations and God’s created order or transgender identity or now even something as physically obvious as race: If Rachel Dolezal thinks of herself as black, well, she’s clearly got to be black, then. If Bruce Jenner thinks he’s a chick, well, it would be intolerant to say he’s NOT a chick. No matter what the hanging down parts say to the contrary because that’s only a “fact” and these people don’t give a flaming damn about facts or truth. If I say that I’m the President of the United States, I ought to be able to kick Obama’s skinny ass out of the White House and put my feet up on the desk in the oval office, because if I think it, it’s got to be accepted as true, dontchaknow. If I can be a woman because I say I think I’m a woman or a black woman because I say I think I’m a black woman, then why the hell shouldn’t I be the damn president because I say I think I’m the damn president???
Progressive liberalism is intrinsically fascist, and fascism is the rejection of reason. Nazism was the rejection of reason and the embrace of raw, naked hate emotion: and that is precisely what we are seeing unleashed from the left as cities burn down and every single encounter with a black person by the police becomes the next reason to riot. In the same manner, conservatives are persona non grata at virtually any college or university because they will be screamed down by a gauntlet of leftwing hate or worse yet banned by the universities themselves while liberal intellectuals decry the very freedom of speech itself. And the rabid rejection of actual reality is rampant with these people: Bruce Jenner is a woman even though HE is clearly not a woman. Rachel Dolezal is black even though anybody who isn’t blind can immediately see that she is white in spite of her black-face and her hairdresser-induced Afro. Truth doesn’t matter; truth has nothing whatsoever to do with these people. Progressive liberals aren’t people who listen to the truth; they are the kind of people who chant or rant or scream slogans in the faces of people who try to explain the truth to them. Which is why the most intolerant places on earth today are the universities where leftist faculty and administrators got their foot in the door and then slammed that door shut on anyone who doesn’t think exactly like they do.
In the same way, the black leftists who are so damned fast to scream “racism” are pathologically racist themselves by their own demagoguery. Or let me put it thus: where is the “Pan-Anglo Congress“??? Where’s the “National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian People“??? Where’s the “Congressional White Caucus“??? Where’s the “United Caucasian College Fund“??? Where are the “historically white colleges and universities” where white kids get preferential treatment for their race and receive scholarship from the aforementioned United Caucasian College Fund??? Where’s the “National White Chamber of Commerce” focused on advancing white-owned businesses??? Where are all the “historically white denominations“??? Where are all the white looters and rioters targeting black businesses for destruction as whites erupt in race riots in cities across America??? Where are the white people playing the race-game of “black bear hunting” the way black thugs do by playing their “knock-out game” of “polar bear hunting“??? If white people did what black people do on a massive scale, leftist black people would be demonizing us and slandering us and tearing their robes and pouring sackcloth and ashes over their heads as they wept and wailed in the streets. But these same people are FINE being so racist it’s beyond unreal.
Because facts don’t matter to such people. A demonstration and documentation of rabid hypocrisy doesn’t matter. They are ONLY capable of seeing the speck in their brother’s eye and NEVER the giant log in their own eyes. And every single one of these black organizations makes it official that black leftists utterly reject the teachings of Jesus and are determined to find the speck in their brother’s eye while they ignore the giant damn logs in their own.
Liberals are pathological hypocrites in so many ways that its beyond unreal. But one of the very worst ways is their hypocrisy on free speech. After being allowed a voice on the basis of what they claimed was an innate right to free speech, the left now demands that free speech be destroyed lest any other voice have any other right to any kind of legitimacy.
I am beyond sick at the toxic, racist and race-baiting moral filth that comes out of the pathologically hypocritical leftwing and the Democrat Party who marches to their drumbeat.
Every single day I’ve got new evidence to factually demonstrate that the heart of the Democrat Party and of liberalism is a hatred of God and a rejection of the truth and a willingness and desire to believe lies from the father of lies.
Allow me to summarize my point yet again: there is something about the perverted worldview of liberalism that not only opens them up to being deceived but literally makes them hunger for being lied to and deceived the way a baby hungers for his mommy’s milk. Liberals and Democrats will hungrily devour lies and reject anything that smells like truth or reality or actual facts. They are pathologically immune from truth.
And so it is actually quite simple to understand why a dishonest and depraved network perpetuating a dishonest and depraved worldview would rush to gobble up a dishonest fabricator like Brian Williams much the way that the goldfish in a restaurant pond would rush to gobble up a bratty child’s gob of spit. They literally cannot help themselves.