They’re just Brian Williams wannabes

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Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, the National Broadcasting Company is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. It is sometimes referred to as the “Peacock Network,” in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company’s innovations in color broadcasting.

This company has become a woke joke.

brianAnchor Brian Williams foretold NBC’s future, when it emerged that he had a hard time telling the truth. He became essentially a laughing stock and rich source of Internet memes.

A parade of goofs followed in his footsteps. Take Noah Berlatsky, who rises to Brian’s level with this assertion: “Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?”

williams 2This week NBC News reporter Ben Collins rose to the Brian Williams challenge by letting everyone know he will cover the January 20 Virginia Second Amendment rally, and he described it as a “white nationalist rally.”

Chief foreign correspondent Richard Enge recently got in on the action when President Trump directed the killing of the world’s No. 1 terrorist: “Qasem Soleimani was no ordinary general. The U.S. classified him as a terrorist but in Iran, he was a national hero. Specifically, Soleimani was in charge of spreading Iranian influence around the world, and he was extremely good at it. Smart, charismatic, ruthless and bold … ”

So much more at the Media Research Center’s Newsbusters website.

~ Elfdalian

How do you get your news?

I used to start my reading day with The Drudge Report, which is an aggregator of news. Lately, some conservative voices have complained that Matt Drudge has gone over to the dark side, i.e., joined the Never Trumpers.

That may be so, but what bothers me more is that the site has become more confusing than helpful. It’s always had a tabloid flavor to it, but now its titles muddle the picture of what’s going on. Consider these recent headlines:

Trump Nears Defining Hour as Case Goes Public...
SCHIFF: Impeachable Offenses Include 'Bribery'...
Dem lead lawyer known for prosecuting mobsters, swindlers...
Republican senator: All comes down to motive...
President Considered Firing Intel Inspector General...
In private speech, Bolton says policy decisions guided by personal interest...
Napolitano emerges as top critic...
FACEBOOK Sued for Censoring Posts Naming Whistleblower...
Death Threats Increase...
Aides counseling Trump not to fire Mulvaney...
Senate trial to last 6 WEEKS?

Does that help you understand what’s happening? It’s just word salad.  It’s hysterical. I wonder if Matt Drudge hired some wet behind the ears millennials, products of our woke education system, to run his site. There’s no adult in the newsroom.

I’ve looked around for some other ways to start my reading day, and I’m experimenting with:

Gab Trends, said to be a direct challenge to Drudge.

News360. You choose the categories you want to follow, so you can get everything from health to psychology — politics, too, if you want it.

I use Pocket, a Mozilla site, for bookmarking, and it also has a reader section, which I find well done.

For pure conservative political news, you can check Lucianne, PJ Media, and Breitbart, although I find Breitbart’s orange and all caps type annoying. It’s the little things, right?

~ Elfdalian