When it comes to being the total laughingstock of modern journalism, no one wears the crown better than the compulsive liar we all know as Brian Williams.You know, the same guy who swore he was shot at in his helicopter and forced down in Iraq, but it turned out to be one big imaginative fib?
Well, it seems Williams is at it again, and this time he’s catching much deserved flack for trying to wax poetic about the recent strikes our military launched against a Syrian air base.This takes cringe-worthy to a whole new level.
According to The Washington Examiner, “We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two U.S. Navy vessels,” MSNBC’s Brian Williams said this week as he covered the United States missile strikes against Syria live. “I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen, ‘I am guided by the beauty of our weapons.'”
Oh, come on.The U.S. action against Syria came in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack this week that claimed the lives of roughly 70 civilians, including at least 10 children. American officials determined Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible for ordering the attack.
Anchoring the event Thursday evening, Williams said of photos released by the Pentagon, “And they are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments making what is for them a brief flight over this airfield.”
Williams’ cringe-worthy performance Thursday evening is reminiscent of when he covered a deadly assault in Dallas last year that claimed the lives of five police officers.At the time, he warned viewers repeatedly that he was reporting through a “fog of war,” meaning details and facts were in short supply. Nevertheless, he still suggested the shooters, whose motives authorities have not yet made known, may have acted in retaliation to the recent deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers.
How does this man still have a job as a legitimate journalist? Oh. That’s right. He works for MSNBC. It all makes sense now.It seems journalism today has fallen far from the standards it once possessed where you actually had to act like a professional in order to hold down a job and be taken seriously.
Now you can lie, totally push your own agenda and point of view, and still keep your incredibly overpaid position with a “major” network.
Sad, isn’t it?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]