Monday, March 23, 2015

Misremembers & Misstatements


Does anyone else miss Brian Williams on the NBC news?
I gotta say...
Lester Holtz is looking mighty comfy 
in BriWi's old seat.
It has to be a painful for Brian Williams 
to watch Lester settling in...
making that perfect rump impression in his chair.

A so-called "misstatement" and a "misremembering" 
have gotten both 
NBC Newscaster Brian Williams and 
Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald 
in a heap of trouble.  
(Apparently there is a bad case of the "mis" going around.)

McDonald says he made a "misstatement" when he said 
he had "been in the Special Forces" 
and 
Brian Williams says he "misremembers" when he said 
he had "been on a helicopter that went down during the U.S. invasion of Iraq."

Excuuuuuuuse me sirs….
but a lie is a lie...
not a "misstatement" nor a "misremembering."


I'm not saying these guys are scoundrels or bad guys,  
just calling them out for lying.

Anywhoooo……..

When my kids were growing up I warned them about the
pitfalls of lying...
(careful kids or you, too, could look like this) 

However, should the inevitable occur…
they should always admit they lied.
Then after having a talk with them about 
right & wrong, trust, and values…
we might go out for ice cream...
because as you know...
ice cream makes everything nice-nice.

The BriWi and McDonald Pinocchios 
are not setting a good example

by trying to water down their lies with a little "mis."
(although a little Swiss Miss does require water.)

They should be calling them 
what they really are...
  full strength, 
100 proof, 
bold face, 
big ass, 
LIES.

I have a Kat message/advice for Brian Williams:

"Man up, BriWi.
you're my favorite face 
(albeit a bit crooked face) 
to watch on network news and I hope you get back to broadcasting.
Maybe if you just admitted to the public
and to the NBC execs
 that you are sorry 
for lying
then maybe...
just maybe...
the NBC executives would take you out for ice cream
 and  
give you your show back.

(You might want to stay away from the rocky road...
just saying.)

Then to win back public approval...
go on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Ellen, like ice cream, makes everything nice-nice.

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