The same Circle of Jerks fawning over Williams, in large part because they know his job is secure, would never show such fawning admiration for most politicians of either party and, in particular, Republicans. Were it a Republican who had done this or, for that matter, a Fox News anchor, the Circle of Jerks would be marching with pitchforks and torches demanding the person’s head in the name of integrity.
another pilot spoke to the Omaha World-Herald. Chris Simeone says he was the one who flew Williams that day and that Williams was lying–as does Don Helus, the pilot of the copter actually hit by the RPG. That pilot says he contacted NBC back in 2003 to dispute Williams but never received a response.
The New York Post, citing sources at the network, reported that Brokaw, 74, has been “making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.”
On the deadline to file paperwork for the race, Davis was on hand alongside a gathering of supporters at the St. Joseph County Courthouse Friday to announce his candidacy for Mayor of South Bend. Davis filed as a Democrat, where he will oppose current Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Mayor Buttigieg announced that he had filed for re-election on Jan. 19. Republican Kelly Jones has also announced her candidacy.
NBC News anchor Brian Williams will face an internal investigation for lying about being in a helicopter shot down by RPG fire in Iraq in 2003, the New York Daily News reports. After 12 years of telling the story, Williams apologized this week after veterans called his story into question.
Students at Bryn Mawr College say they will organize a protest next week because administrators invited women with “elevated” body mass indexes to participate in a free, personalized fitness program.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) this week introduced legislation that would give states federal grants to study the possibility of imposing a controversial new tax — one that would tax people for every mile they drive in their cars.
Victims of the 2009 deadly shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas will finally be awarded purple hearts, the Army announced in a letter to Congress on Friday.