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Here’s a good NBC nightly news segment on the deficit problem that is a lot like a mini-version of IOUSA the movie. My boss Bob Bixby is in it.
Brian Williams has been suspended by NBC for 6 months without pay, the network announced Tuesaday night. NBC says that this includes his role as Anchor and Managing Edtor. Lestor Holt will continue to fill in in the meantime.
Former White House and Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod challenged Bob Woodward over the recent flap between him and White House adviser Gene Sperling, repeatedly questioning Woodward on whether he really felt "threatened."
Brian Williams just wrote a note to the public on the NBC news website, it is titled "A Personal Note From Brian Williams." In the short memo, Brian mentions that he is leaving the show "for the next several days," and Lester Holt is taking over. Here's the full note:
NBC just sent Business Insider an email that Deborah Turness, the president of the network's news division, sent to all NBC News staff on Friday afternoon regarding the growing scandal surrounding Brian Williams.
You're probably tired of hearing me say that extending unemployment benefits -- and similar forms of temporary, targeted fiscal stimulus -- is neither here nor there so far as the deficit is concerned. But maybe you're not tired of hearing Diane Lim Rogers, an economist with the deficit-obsessed Concord Coalition, say it: