Brian Williams, RIP ~ Here Lies a Well-Paid Foot Soldier in the Socialist Republic of Journalism’s War on America. ~~ Obituary- Williams is survived by the Rev. Al Sharpton
“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man… That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.” ~ Chris Cuomo interviewing Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
“When it comes to green energy investigations, I conclude that the internal opposition I face has its origins in the personal beliefs of those who decide which stories go on the air and which stories are left off…What I didn’t anticipate is that some colleagues and managers, unable to disconnect their personal viewpoints from their duty as journalists, would view this line of reporting as damaging to a cause about which they hold deep-rooted beliefs.” ~ Sharyl Attkisson, Stonewalled
Listening to the dialogue around the Brian Williams “fall from grace” has been tragically sad for several reasons; and none of them have to do with the man himself, or the network he worked for as far as I’m concerned. A country can survive a breach of integrity in government when there’s integrity in the newsroom. And a country can survive the loss of integrity in the newsroom when integrity rules in government. But how can even the greatest country survive the loss of integrity in both? And he was regarded as the most trustworthy of them all!
It’s more than a little strange that all of this went down just as I was finishing the Sharyl Attkisson book “Stonewalled”. I encourage you to read it if you have a strong stomach because it really takes you behind the scenes to reveal exactly how the nightly news hot dog is made:
45% Corporate Sponsor Cronyism
45% Pure Baloney
I don’t know what you heard as Williams was forced to explain himself after being caught by the true heroes in our military. I heard a man reveal his own moral bankruptcy and dodge his own redemption by mischaracterizing his lie(s) as a “mistake”! Williams’ character-revealing self-destruction, along with Cuomo’s on-air revision of American History, all back-dropped by Attkisson’s devastating report on the ideological hijacking and corruption of America’s newsrooms, is worse than the death of a friend…it is the death of us all!
Think about how young Cuomo’s ideology has completely fried his own brain and its capacity to fathom his own nonsense. How in the world do people who are told what to believe by those pretending to tell them the news “collectively agree and compromise”? On the other hand; Williams, Cuomo, Crowley and Muir have all become one “collective” and well-educated talking-head that would sound the public alarm over Presidential Candidate Scott Walker’s failure to finish college (without mentioning that this puts him in the same class with Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sheldon Adelson, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, Paul Allen, David Geffen and Sir Richard Branson!)…the same Scott Walker who single-handedly lifted his state of Wisconsin out of the red ink, serving the people of his state successfully enough to win three elections!
Is it any wonder that these caretakers of American Liberty have chauffeured us to new lows on the World Press Freedom Index? Every major network executive, their anchors, their staff and their employees owe every American family that has sacrificed in the name of freedom an apology! NBC thinks they can right the ship by replacing one snake-charmer with another. The American People aren’t as stupid as they’d like to think they’ve made us!
Maybe it’s not stupid…maybe they think we’re just too fat, lazy and content to stand up and speak out against the now blatantly obvious. I saw this GREAT quote the other day…
“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” -St. Augustine of Hippo (Thanks Ann B!)…and it dovetails beautifully into this one by Jefferson:
“To preserve the freedom of the human mind… and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.” ~ Thomas Jefferson to William Green Munford, 1799.
I would say from my own experience and observations that St. Augustine’s daughters should inspire Jefferson’s “every spirit” to the call of martyrdom…but they don’t! Show me the spirit of another Attkisson in the slimy sea of MSM-Benedict Arnolds! Far from this sacred place I can promise you that the names of Williams and Cuomo and their shameful ilk will be indelibly etched on some forgotten wall in some very cold and lonely outpost in the corridors of time.
Where all of these sad facts and turn-of-events leave us, I’m not exactly sure. Hungry for signs of honor, courage and integrity where these qualities are desperately needed most…as the wolves circle…and the sheep are merrily grazing on 50 shades of gray.