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Why Brian Williams shouldn't try to act like a real managing editor now
Why Brian Williams shouldn't try to act like a real managing editor now

Out of all of the things I have read and written and said myself on radio, TV and video about Brian Williams the past five days, the one phrase that keeps rattling around in my head is Williams saying on Saturday, “As managing editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days.” At first, I thought I would leave it to the psychiatrists to explain if bifurcating your identity that way said something about the size and health of an ego under fire — the fire Williams now faces as a result of telling a self-aggrandizing lie about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003. Then, I thought it was an...

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