MRC's Bozell: NBC Chooses Dishonest Superstar Over Professionalism and Ethics

MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday night in reaction to NBC's decision to suspend Nightly News anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months:

“NBC’s lead anchor is exposed as a serial liar who attempts to deceive even when he’s apologizing for his lies. And for that he gets a suspension? One month, two months, six months, six years. Who cares? NBC has decided that news presented by a dishonest superstar is preferable to news presented honorably by anyone else if it means a drop in ratings. But this isn’t supposed to be about ratings. It’s supposed to be about professionalism, and ethics, and honesty. If NBC thinks giving Mr. Williams a sabbatical resolves the issue, that network is clueless.  A new descriptor is born: ‘NBC News, whose lead anchor repeatedly has lied about the news...’ NBC is unbelievable — literally — just like Brian Williams.”

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