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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 - the disgraced lying ex-anchor of NBC Nightly News - has been demoted drastically to breaking news on MSNBC. He also took a significant pay cut. But do not feel too bad for the pathological narcissist. As TheWrap reports, the newsman will still earn a stunning $8-10 million.
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.
He's being replaced by interim anchor Lester Holt. Williams will return to MSNBC, where he was an anchor from 1996 to 2004. There, he will anchor breaking news and special reports, the network said.» E-Mail This
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."
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: