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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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two months into the transition from Brian Williams to Lester Holt as anchor of NBC's top-rated "Nightly News" broadcast, and executives at the network can breathe easier.NBC has beaten David Muir and ABC's "World News Tonight" in all eight of the weeks since Holt was appointed Williams' successor, the Nielsen company said. Last week NBC averaged 8 million viewers to ABC's 7.7 million, and 6.4 million for the "CBS Evening News."
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."
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: