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NBC’s Williams: With Election Over, It’s ‘Once Again Safe’ to Discuss Economy, Jobs

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Two days after the national election on November 6, Brian Williams — anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News — made a peculiar comment during that Thursday’s edition of Rock Center, the network’s prime time news program.

“With the election now over, it is once again safe to talk abut the economy and jobs, Now that it is not a campaign issue, it’s back to reality,” he stated despite the fact that he had regularly discussed the topic during the campaign in a manner that always favored President Obama.

As NewsBusters previously reported, the presidential contest had barely gotten underway in September of 2011 when Williams interviewed Obama and asked the Democratic incumbent when he was going to “channel his inner Harry Truman” and thus energize his base.

Later that month, Williams asked Obama questions from the left about liberal exasperation with the President.

“A lot of African-Americans in this country are getting flat out crushed in this economy,” the anchor noted before fretting over how instead the “D.C. debate is often admittedly about tax cuts for the wealthy.”.

In mid-February, Williams praised the results of the Obama administration’s bailout as part of Detroit’s “comeback.”

After something of a near-death experience, a huge government bailout, and a lot of hard work, General Motors, that thoroughly American brand name, is tonight reporting its largest-ever profit for last year,  $7.6 billion.

When the Obama re-election campaign got underway in March, the NBC anchor was quick to get on the Democratic incumbent’s bandwagon: “Game on. The President and Vice President hitting it hard tonight on the campaign trail.”

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  1. Unruly Refugee

    November 21st, 2012

    Is it safe?

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  2. Diann

    November 21st, 2012

    I don’t know if anybody else noticed but during the election cycle nobody was crowing endlessly about how we have to extend unemployment benefits for the unemployed. Remember how the Democrats when on and on and on back in 2009 and 2010 about extending unemployment benefits? Nancy Pelosi saying how nothing stimulates the economy better than unemployment benefits. It was as if during the 2012 election nobody gave a shit about the unemployed anymore.

    I’m not stupid. I know they were ignoring the unemployed because shining a light on the crippling unemployment only looked bad for Obama. Well, now Obama is back in office and suddenly, they’ve rediscovered the chronically unemployed.

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  3. chiefillinicake

    November 21st, 2012

    Diann

    Damn straight.

    How about the beatings Bush took nightly from the “news” over gas prices, the coming recession, the homeless, AIDs, hell, you name it?

    And how in the hell did we let the housing bubble stick to us?

    We are really and truly LOUSY at playing the media game.

    As such, I don’t really see how we regroup.

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  4. Moe tom

    November 21st, 2012

    Is it “safe” to discuss his gaffs, his incompetence; or ask the question,just where the hell did he come from? Williams is putz.

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  5. Blink

    November 21st, 2012

    Is it safe to discuss massive voter fraud?

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  6. Bad Brad

    November 21st, 2012

    From my vantage point, It’s going to get one hell of a lot worse.

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  7. Carlos The Jackal

    November 21st, 2012

    Media control has always been at the front of the D party; you still see newspapers like Herald-Democrat,tallahasee, Arkansas, Herald Democrat, etc.
    These were owned by the party and initiated for the sole purpose of promoting liberal propaganda.
    Although I’m sure liberal propaganda was much more subtle then than it is today.

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  8. Dagny

    November 21st, 2012

    Look at Syria now. And you’ll see the very near future of America.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8QlD2WZNaA&feature=player_embedded

    [extreme warning: gore violence from hell]

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  9. Dagny

    November 21st, 2012

    Brian Williams probably fancies himself as being part of the oligarchic class. He does not realize yet he will have to sell his soul to EVIL in order to stay in.

    Poor fellow. He’s so far from being ‘safe.’

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  10. CrustyB

    November 21st, 2012

    “A lot of African-Americans in this country are getting flat out crushed in this economy,” and yet 96% of them voted for (at least) four more years of it. If you can’t learn not to pull the lever that gives you the electric shock, I got no pity for you.

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  11. even steven

    November 21st, 2012

    Williams is a traitor. It’s that simple. He deserves harsh treatment wherever he goes.

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  12. ? everything

    November 21st, 2012

    when did these “investigative” reporters stop INVESTIGATING?

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  13. JDubya

    November 21st, 2012

    WTF?

    Would anyone with 1/10000 of a brain expect anything different from this double-dong abusing ass-hat?
    Seriously, this is the clown who bowed to zero, conking his head on zero’s codpiece.
    This is a future reat home crack whore…and not the CIA drug, butt crack.
    Brian Williams is a WHORE. There.

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