NY Post: Brian Williams Could Be Fired Under ‘Morals’ Clause In Contract

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You can’t print these lies about me on the internet! For God sakes man! I helped Al Gore INVENT the internet!

 

Hat/Tip to Drew MacKenzie at Newsmax.

Even though he’s been shot down in not one but TWO helicopters, even though he saw one of his “sisters and brothers” float by in the French Quarter after Katrina, even though he got dysentery from flood waters of Katrina, even though he was pinned down in a 5 star hotel by roving gangs and saved by a police officer that he is friends with to this day, even though he “flew into Baghdad with SEAL Team 6,” even though he was at the Brandenburg Gate the night the Berlin Wall came down and even though he witnessed a suicide in the Super Dome, Brian Williams could be fired by NBC.

I know, right?

Hard to imagine, but it’s true.

Suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams has a “morality clause” in his contract that means he could be fired by the TV news organization, according to the New York Post.

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Williams was given a six-month unpaid suspension after it was revealed that he lied during a news show, and at other times, about his helicopter being shot down during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He later admitted during a news broadcast that he had “conflated” his account.

The morality clause says Williams faces the ax if he offended “a significant portion of the community” or brought himself “public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule.”

NBC executives, including Stephen Burke and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, will make a decision on whether Williams breached the rule, sources tell the Post, which noted that a “public morals” clause appears in NBC News employees’ contract that includes a dismissal warning.

The actual wording of Williams’ contract with NBC that deals with this area, in other words, “the moral clause” reads like this:

“If artist commits any act or becomes involved in any situation, or occurrence, which brings artist into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or which justifiably shocks, insults or offends a significant portion of the community, or if publicity is given to any such conduct … company shall have the right to terminate.”

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Uncle Sam Keeping Gas Above $2/Gallon In Most States

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Hat/Tip to Joseph Rossell at Newsbusters.

You can thank you state and federal government for the fact that most of America is still paying more than two bucks a gallon for gasoline.

Subtracting state and federal taxes and fees on gasoline, the price of a gallon of gas would fall below $2 in 29 states, according to data published by the American Petroleum Institute in October 2014, and by AAA. AAA said the national average for gas dropped to $2.394 per gallon on Dec. 22. while the average state and federal gas taxes and fees averaged a whopping 49.28 cents-per-gallon, or more than 20 percent of the total price.

Of course you won’t hear about those taxes on the evening news broadcasts.

Those gas taxes, which are hidden by being incorporated into the pump price of gasoline, also went unmentioned by the broadcast network evening shows from Sept. 29 to Dec. 21.

And in typical Utopian, knee-jerk, Liberal fashion, we can NEVER have enough taxes…

Falling prices have been good news and economic “stimulus” for drivers and retailers, yet some liberals have already started calling to raise gas taxes even higher — right now, so that consumers won’t feel it. The New American said on Dec. 17, that 67 percent of Americans oppose raising the federal gas tax. According to The Tax Foundation, the federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents-a-gallon.

Howard Gleckman, a Forbes contributor and a resident fellow at The Urban Institute, said on Nov. 11, that this was “a perfect opportunity to raise the gas tax,” because consumers “would barely notice if they had to pay a bit more now at the pump.”

CBS’s “60 Minutes” also promoted calls for higher taxes in a 14-minute segment on Nov. 23, by interviewing five people in favor of increased funding for transportation and no opponents. That night, Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation, told correspondent Steve Kroft that “politicians in Washington” lacked the “political courage” to raise taxes and improve infrastructure.

Another former politician, CNBC’s “On the Money” Dec. 5, Democrat Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania, said it was time to raise the gas tax in a Dec. 5, CNBC “On the Money” interview.

Rendell claimed, “Our infrastructure’s crumbling. Our roads and our bridges are in dangerous condition and it actually will save people money.” 

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