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Examination of the Brian Williams syndrome

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel P. Cortez

The brouhaha over Brian Williams’ actual combat engagements in Iraq in 2003 has netted him a six-month suspension without pay from NBC’s news broadcasts. He’s trying to keep his night job hoping we’ll forget his need to deceive the public with misinformation.

That’s until he’s caught again with his prevaricating pants down. NBC management had been meeting to decide if a more lengthy suspension, a more sincere apology, or out-and-out dismissal was necessary. His actions reminded me of a typical politician. Williams’ attempt to embellish his war experiences has political veteran military personnel, particularly the infantry and artillery types, outraged. He also has his peers on full news attack mode over his actions.

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