June 18th, 2015 15:52 EST
Brian Williams to Return to the Air on MSNBC!
"In the end, NBC decided that it couldn`t bring him back or let him go.
So it did neither -- or maybe both -- keeping Brian Williams inside the organization, but moving him to a new role that will primarily be at MSNBC, the functional equivalent of sending him down to the minors.
For those looking for a clear statement about the network`s attitude toward the scandal that knocked Mr. Williams out of the anchor chair, this was anything but. It represented a practical solution more than a principled one, a carefully considered compromise, hashed out over weeks of conversations inside NBCUniversal and drawn-out negotiations with Mr. Williams`s lawyer."
The New York Times
In February 2015 Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay from the Nightly News for "misrepresenting events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. " That`s NBC bureaucratic doublespeak for Williams lied like a dog, and maybe if we suspend him for six months the American public will forget how he embarrassed himself, NBC and the world of journalism.
The NBC honchos couldn`t bring themselves to fire the lying bastard; instead they demoted him to a new role at MSNBC.
Williams doesn`t have the integrity or gravitas to host a show on a cable access channel, he should be relegated to serve as Lester Holt`s manservant, shining his shoes and applying pancake makeup to his face. The New York Times compared assigning Williams to MSNBC to sending him down to the minors; it`s also the journalistic equivalent of purgatory.
I hope Williams enjoys working with his new colleagues: The pompous and buffoonish Rev. Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews who feels an erotic tinge in his leg whenever he hears Obama pontificate.
Welcome to the ratings cellar Mr. Williams, you should put a framed and autographed photograph of yourself with Al Sharpton next to your Emmy in your trophy case.