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Old 06-18-2015, 12:13 PM
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The man with no credibility gets moved to the channel with no credibility...An admission from NBC that even they consider their sister network a joke...

Why Is Brian Williams Good Enough for MSNBC, but Not NBC?

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The suspended ‘Nightly News’ anchor is reportedly staying at 30 Rock—but going to work for NBC News’s ratings-challenged corporate sibling. How the move raises even more awkward questions.

Suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams—who has spent the past 4 1/2 months off the air, off NBC’s payroll, and off the media grid since being punished by his bosses for embellishing his adventures in journalism—will be returning to the company in a much-diminished role, according to multiple news reports Wednesday night.

Interim anchor Lester Holt, 56, will be named to the Nightly News chair permanently as broadcast television’s first African-American solo anchor, while Williams, also 56, is said to have agreed to resume working as an anchor at MSNBC, NBC News’s ratings-challenged corporate sibling, whose audience is a tiny fraction of the Nightly News program’s. In his heyday, Williams drew as many as 10 million viewers.

The latest in a series of embarrassing corporate cockups at NBC News over the past several years—notably the messy departures of Today show co-anchor Ann Curry, Meet the Press moderator David Gregory, and high-profile Today show executive Jamie Horowitz (after mere weeks on the job last November)—this new development raises yet another awkward question: Why have NBC News Chairman Andy Lack and his boss, NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke, apparently determined that Williams might be too damaged for the broadcast network but entirely suitable for the cable outlet?
It's pretty bad when your own people determine that you get sent down to what they consider the minor leagues...
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Ya gotta feel a little bad for Brian being forced to MSNBC. It's like being a distinguished film critic and only allowed to review Rob Schneider movies.
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Ya gotta feel a little bad for Brian being forced to MSNBC. It's like being a distinguished film critic and only allowed to review Rob Schneider movies.
I won't feel bad (business decision wise) for a guy with a $50 mil contract...
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I predicted he'd be back on the air somewhere.

Good luck to him.
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that's like todd frazier being sent down to play with the dayton dragons.
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