Sunday, February 8, 2015

" a bomb that had been ticking for a while" - - Maureen Dowd on Brian Williams.

Excerpt from Maureen Dowd's NYT column:
"NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.
"But the caustic media big shots who once roamed the land were gone, and “there was no one around to pull his chain when he got too over-the-top,” as one NBC News reporter put it."
The full column

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