February 8, 2015 7:59 am -

Political Wire links to FTVLive where Scott Jones reports that it could be curtains for Brian Williams.

Sources tell FTVLive that NBC News President Deborah Turness is strongly considering having Brian Williams step down, maybe as early as next week.

As FTVLive earlier told you, Turness has launched an internal investigation in the Williams’ statement regarding the events in Iraq in 2003 and other stories including what the Anchor said in his Katrina coverage.

Sources say that Turness has not yet decided what to do with Williams but is “leaning in the direction” of having him step down.

According to Jones, Turness is looking at Jose Diaz-Bealart, Lester Holt and Peter Alexander as possible replacements.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to FTVLive: Could Be Over For Williams

  1. toadUso February 8th, 2015 at 8:20 am

    How is it William’s gets more flack for how he represented his personal memory than all of Fox gets for purposeful misrepresentation of facts that impact everyone and blatant lies about specific individuals?

    The science about this is interesting.

    • William February 8th, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Because we have a right to expect so much more from people in places of responsibility and public trust..and…um…er…Can I get back to you on that?

      • StoneyCurtisll February 8th, 2015 at 11:51 am

        Right On~!

  2. Mainah February 8th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Everywhere, but Fox, do anchor’s and contributor’s either step down or get fired for saying something wrong or a bit extreme. That’s really sad that he’s getting this much crap for something that stupid. One of the heli’s did get hit, just not his. I’m kind of pissed.

    • Mike February 8th, 2015 at 9:55 am

      NBC is/was a respected news outlet…FOX is and always has been, entertainment.

      • Mainah February 8th, 2015 at 10:09 am

        Yeah, your right, but they do keep pushing the “We’re a News Organization thing” so I find it wicked hypocritical.

        • Mike February 8th, 2015 at 10:28 am

          It is…However, I’m going to err on the side of caution and say Williams has to go, otherwise I’m as big a hypocrite as those I accuse.

          • Mainah February 8th, 2015 at 10:36 am

            Yeah. I did some additional reading after I posted. I really would have to say, I haven’t watched the evening news in a very long time. I guess he said it more than what I had thought and it got more distorted. I feel bad for the guy.

          • mea_mark February 8th, 2015 at 10:44 am

            He needs to step aside as the face of NBC news and take some time to do some careful reflection. Then come back and try doing some news specials.

          • Mainah February 8th, 2015 at 10:48 am

            It would be nice if journalism was real again. Like standards of the profession, instead of just claiming to be a journalist. This is why I surf the net. I can get more perspectives than just the one.

          • Mike February 8th, 2015 at 10:51 am

            The Letterman interview is what did it for me. I realize he wasn’t in his news anchor role but 4:22 of complete fiction culminating with him saying he feared for his life was too much to accept from a “respected” journalist. I feel worse for the left as a whole since Williams did support many progressive positions.

          • Mainah February 8th, 2015 at 10:59 am

            I’ll have to google that. I don’t watch Letterman, either. I just can’t stay up that late and function with more than monosyllabic responses.

  3. StoneyCurtisll February 8th, 2015 at 11:50 am

    If only Fox was held to the same standards…
    They wouldn’t even exist as a “news” source.

  4. fahvel February 8th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    aside from noise, how is this blather important?

  5. viva_democracy February 8th, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    If you take all the hysteria out of this, if it’s found that Brian Williams lied/embellished this story, then yes, either a suspension w/an on-air apology or termination is the right thing to do. If it’s found that he lied/embellished more than just this, then termination is absolutely necessary.
    My problem is the witch hunt. Yes, NBC is taking the right steps, but where is the outrage from the RW regarding the fact that Fox does this every day and crickets? Just because they think NBC is the “Liberal Media”, they have jumped all over this and it’s even been trending on Twitter for days now. Fox does much worse. Where’s the outrage over them?
    Where is the outrage over ALL media for helping the Bush clown show get us into this phony “war” anyway?

    *Edited* Sorry, I should have said in my first sentence that he DID lie/embellish, not if it’s found to be true. It already has. My point is that I have no problem with the punishment NBC will bring down unless that punishment is nothing or a simple slap on the wrist. Unlike other “news” organizations that lie all day every day and nothing.

  6. fancypants February 8th, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    when it comes down to it brian has to follow the bull sh** parade and find another gig

  7. Bunya February 9th, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Why just fire him? Why not send him to the big house? Little “exaggerations” are serious business, folks, and shouldn’t be brushed off as mere minor oversights, like starting unnecessary wars, torturing detainees, tanking the economy, etc. etc.