Chopper Down: Does Journalistic Integrity Exists In Today’s Media?

5 Feb

Recently, Brian Williams an anchor for NBC News, apologized on air for lying about being in a helicopter that was forced down after being shot at in Iraq during a 2003 assignment.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2015/02/05/brian-williams-unmitigated-disaster/22915325/

I came across an appearance that Brian made on David Lettermen in 2014.  He talks about Chris Christie, the bridge shutting down, perjury and Bridget Ann Kelly.

Viewing this appearance, how does this affect Brian’s situation and what are some positive ways that all media personnel can proceed to make journalistic integrity trustworthy again?

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2 Responses to “Chopper Down: Does Journalistic Integrity Exists In Today’s Media?”

  1. parisienne February 5, 2015 at 7:54 PM #

    ETA: Brian Williams anchors the NBC Nightly News.

  2. parisienne February 7, 2015 at 3:22 AM #

    http://fortune.com/2015/02/06/brian-williams-and-abundance-vs-scarcity-in-media/

    Given the information in this article, do you think that NBC will replace Brian Williams and how “tarnished” do you feel his image is? He’s already apologized for his statement and now the pilot that defended Brian has recanted his story.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/398079/sole-army-pilot-defending-brian-williams-recants-his-story-brendan-bordelon

    Other pilots and crew have come forward to say Brian was on THEIR plane.

    Why all the back tracking? Obviously, one of the pilots spoke out and said he didn’t remember him being on his plane which prompted Brian’s apology.

    Then he was on the plane behind that one during some small arms fire and now he wasn’t in either plane but BEHIND the other two.

    Do you have a headache yet? I do.

    We all know social media isn’t reliable. People can edit information on people’s wikipedia pages to say whatever they please.

    As long as there is a picture to go along with the story it adds to the “credibility” of it even though the it may be pure BS.

    Its sad that there does not appear to be any legitimacy or trust in reporting of news anymore. What is all of this teaching children? I feel for infants and young children nowadays. What type of society are we leaving them? What values and beliefs are we sharing with them? They are the ones that will here long after we are gone and what will they have left?

    I’m saddened to say this but I don’t feel people care anymore.

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