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A quick segment in the news last week (June 18) mentioned that Brian Williams is going back to the anchor desk as a “breaking news anchor” on MSNBC.  It struck me as odd that a news reporter who embellished the news (his experience on a helicopter in Iraq) would be allowed back on the air, let alone trusted to report breaking news.  Who would ever believe what he has to say, especially if the breaking news being reported requires us to take action or move to shelter?  Brian Williams’ fall from grace is a direct result of social media.  A New York Times article  says that twelve years ago soldiers tried to correct Mr. Williams’ story without success. Social media →

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