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Published On: Wed, Feb 11th, 2015

Brian Williams suspended, Americans’ distrust of media worsens

Following Tuesday evening’s announcement of Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from NBC Nightly News, due to Williams’ either “misrembering” the events or simply misleading viewers about his time aboard a helicopter shot down in Iraq, Americans are now more wary than ever of the news reported by the mainstream media.

Brian Williams’ likely deception has not only hurt his home network – NBC – he has also further damaged the integrity of the traditional American Press at a time when the industry’s journalists and reporters are already struggling to keep viewers from leaving.

However, even before Williams’ “misremembered” his 2003 incidence aboard the helicopter in Iraq, alert and astute Americans already recognized the nation’s mainstream media news outlets serious credibility problems, regardless of whether the station claims to report from the right, left, or middle.

Brian WIlliams NBC Middle East coverageCorporate ownership and manipulation of the mainstream media

As a graduate student working on his Master’s degree in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Media Studies and Journalism, the Tampa Bay Libertarian Examiner recognizes his responsibility to inform the unaware and unassuming public that over 90 percent of the major news networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and C-SPAN 2, are all owned by one of six corporate conglomerates. These corporations cooperate with the government to report what the government and corporations wants Americans to hear, not what needs to be seen or heard.

For his readers unwilling to accept this as fact, please read about Amber Lyon’s experience completing a documentary about Bahrain while working for CNN.

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- Brian C. Cole expanded his writing talents for Examiner.com. Politically Brian discovered the Libertarian Party and its commitment to free markets, free trade, social tolerance and non-intervention abroad. Currently, Brian serves as the Region 8 Representative to the Libertarian Party of Florida for Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. He also works as Vice-Chairman for the Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County. Passionate about rugby Brian became one of the players for the Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby and writes regularly about Florida rugby events. Brian is a huge music fan, preferring songs that utilize actual instruments over the computer-generated tracks that tend to dominate too many of the mainstream radio stations today. He updates fans on different music events, especially in the central Florida area.

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  1. Tom Brokaw warned that Brian Williams was a ‘liar’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] More on the Williams “lie” and suspension – check out this post […]

  2. Edward Straker says:

    I feel sorry for Brian because he’s such a likeable guy, but, why should he not be fired? I’ve gotten fired for lesser things at jobs! You can’t be dishonest at companies!! …and you can’t bend the rules. I’ve been working for 35 years and in my experience, if you do the slightest thing wrong, companies will use you as a scapegoat to scare everybody else into obedience. They will make an example out of you. I have had to eat cans of beans while I looked for other work. I have paid dearly for my mistakes. Companies don’t play around. I have, and everybody else in the world has had to suffer the consequences of making a mistake. Why should Brian Williams be any different?

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