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NBC News head directed questions to Brian Williams
during his interview with Edward Snowden

New York Daily News, by Don Kaplan

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 5/31/2014 7:44:26 AM

Like the beginning of all good spy stories, this one unfolded under the cloak of darkness. Roughly 10 days ago, a small group of NBC News executives huddled at 4 a.m. in a dimly lit editing room on the fifth floor of NBC’s midtown headquarters to eavesdrop on a 4 1/2-hour chat between anchor Brian Williams and NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Among them was NBC News chief Deborah Turness, who watched the discussion unfold as it was beamed from a Moscow hotel over an encrypted live feed from halfway around the world. Williams was the face of the telecast, and the footage would

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 5/31/2014 8:15:30 AM     (No. 9868119)

Surely it must give Brian some measure of satisfaction to wind up as little more than some ventriloquist´s dummy...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/31/2014 8:22:54 AM     (No. 9868129)

Other than proving #1´s comment, what is the point of telling us Williams is nothing more than a news reader, something we all knew...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: catfur27, 5/31/2014 8:28:16 AM     (No. 9868137)

This article is all about NBC and Brian Williams... not what Edward Snowden said..or how he appeared...?? ( typical..it´s all about them...the media)

I was one of the small viewing audience that actually watched this. Having never heard Snowden before...and despite NBC whittling down 4.5 hours into 50 minutes (I assume they left out stuff they didn´t want you to hear that made zippy & crew look bad) ...I have to say he did not come across as some wild eyed, insane, traitor( like for instance...bill yyers..rev wright...john effin kerry...howard dean ...harry reid...nancy peloser...etc)

...too bad for zippy and the dems but he appeared to be bright...rational...and someone truly interested in exposing the crimes the NSA is perpetrating on the public.

..if a Republican was in office when this stuff was happening clown actors like ben affleck, sean penn, matt damon etc would be FIGHTING to play the part of Edward Snowden in a movie..set to come out a month before the elections.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 5/31/2014 11:24:51 AM     (No. 9868357)

This is a non story.

Anchors always have an earpiece back to the control room, where things are put in their ear via the ifb.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/31/2014 2:22:50 PM     (No. 9868550)

Big whoop.

People of every sort get handed notes all the time.

This is a story? Seriously?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 5/31/2014 2:46:27 PM     (No. 9868569)

That quote about this being more than revelatory or fascinating, this was an event riles me. I wonder if Edward R Murrow or Ernie Pyle was ever concerned about creating an "event."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/1/2014 7:42:24 AM     (No. 9869050)

I’m proud of the broadcast that we do every night and I get to work with an incredible team of people.”

From an online thesaurus - synonyms for incredible:

synonyms:

unbelievable, beyond belief, hard to believe, unconvincing, far-fetched, implausible, improbable, highly unlikely, dubious, doubtful; inconceivable, unthinkable, unimaginable, impossible;

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