BBG Watch Commentary
Too Distracted to Remember?
As of Saturday evening, February 7, 2015, the main Voice of America news website, funded by U.S. taxpayers to bring accurate and uncensored news to international audiences, www.voanews.com, showed zero reports about the NBC TV news anchor Brian Williams memory problems.
— Jayde Donovan (@jaydedonovan) February 6, 2015
UPDATE: After BBG Watch pointed out Voice of America’s lack of coverage of the Brian Williams story, VOA posted a report a day late, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:47 AM ET. See: NBC News Anchor Williams, Facing Internal Probe, Temporarily Off Air | VOA News (Some material for this report came from Reuters, AP and AFP, it says on the bottom of the VOA report.)
As of Sunday, February 8, 12:15 PM, Russia’s RT report, Tall tale: NBC’s Brian Williams retracts fake Iraq War tale after soldiers protest | RT, shows over 1,700 Facebook Shares 309 Tweets and 109 Comments. VOA Report, NBC News Anchor Williams, Facing Internal Probe, Temporarily Off Air | VOA News, shows 17 Facebook Shares, 29 Tweets and 4 Comments.
It is notable, to say the least, that a search of the VOA website brings up comments made to Williams by such figures as Edward Snowden, and the president of Iran. But when a major story breaks bringing into question the integrity of this major news anchor, no story appears on VOA.
But, no matter — we had extensive coverage of this interesting U.S. story from the BBC and RT.