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SFChronicle: Let he who is without spin cast the first stone

Brian Williams

Anchorman Brian Williams has been suspended for six months. Photo: Monica Schipper / 2014 Getty Images


Debra J. Saunders

By Debra J. Saunders
Updated 9:00 pm, Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I work on a treadmill of shameless self-promotion. Most mornings, I’ve tweeted before 6 a.m. When I’m not working on my column, I’m often blogging, posting on Facebook, jabbering on the radio (less often on TV), or speaking at a venue like the Commonwealth Club.

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NYTimes: Anchors Aweigh

Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd
Sunday Review | Op-Ed Columnist
February 7, 2015

WASHINGTON — THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.

NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.

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The Hill: Networks won’t air Obama speech

The Hill

By Ben Kamisar, Jesse Byrnes and Justin Sink
11/19/14 – 06:19 PM EST

Three major networks will not air President Obama’s prime-time address Thursday outlining his executive actions on immigration.

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Wednesday, May 14, 214 – 09:00 a.m.

As previously discussed here. Los Angeles news outlets have started coverage of the unfolding investigation into deputy-on-prisoner abuse allegations at San Bernardino County jail facilities.

To view the news feed from Los Angeles-based KNBC TV-4, click the following link:

Federal Lawsuit: San Bernardino County Deputies “Tortured” Inmates

LATimes: NBC’s Maria Shriver won’t step down to support brother’s campaign

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver watches her older brother, Bobby Shriver, address supporters at a campaign event in Santa Monica. (Catherine Saillant / Los Angeles Times / February 22, 2014)

By Catherine Saillant
February 22, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

NBC correspondent Maria Shriver said she sees no need to step down from her news job while campaigning for her brother, Bobby Shriver, a candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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Politico: With Clinton vote, RNC pushes back on debates


By JAMES HOHMANN | 8/16/13 5:01 AM EDT Updated: 8/17/13 7:20 AM EDT

BOSTON — The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday to bar NBC and CNN from hosting GOP primary debates in 2016 if the networks move forward with their Hillary Clinton projects.

But the vote was not just about Clinton.

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InlandPolitics: Romney lead continues to build lead

Mitt Romney

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 -11:45 a.m.

Undecided voters appear to now be laying down the gauntlet in the race to decide who will be the next President of the United States.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney looks to be consolidating his lead over President Barack Obama in two highly-respected national polls.

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